Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Rapid Reaction: Rockets 85, Celtics 78
By Chris Forsberg
ORLANDO -- Rapid reaction after the Houston Rockets defeated the Boston Celtics 85-78 on Day 4 of the Orlando Summer League at the Amway Center:
Kelly Olynyk scored a team-high 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds (six on the offensive glass) over 28 minutes. Phil Pressey had another nice outing, handing out 10 assists (negating 2-of-9 shooting and four turnovers over 26 minutes; he was plus-14 during his time on the floor). Tim Abromaitis kicked in 14 points and was a team-best plus-20 in plus/minus, while Courtney Fells added 10 points. Hop HERE to read the full box score. A quiet night for Fab Melo, who had one point and zero rebounds over 10 minutes.
TURN UP THE BASS
Brandon Bass was the latest visitor for the Celtics, dropping by for the afternoon to see Boston's summer entry and meet new coach Brad Stevens. Bass said he's been laying low this summer, and when asked about all the changes on the Boston roster, he offered, "I don’t have no impressions, no feelings. It’s the business of basketball." Bass stressed he's focusing on his own game and noted, "I’ll be ready come training camp."
The Celtics have an off day Thursday -- and it's needed for a team that's been active for seven straight days, including the three days of practice upon first arriving in Orlando. Boston will wrap up summer league play on Friday with a championship-round game that will be determined by the overall standings after Thursday's games.