Friday, July 11, 2014
Rapid Reaction: Pacers 95, Celtics 86
By Brian Robb, Special to ESPNBoston.com
ORLANDO -- Rapid reaction after the Indiana Pacers defeated the Boston Celtics 95-86 at the Amway Center on Friday morning, the final day of the Orlando Summer League.
Marcus Smart got his second straight start at point guard and scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Celtics in scoring for the second consecutive game. Second-year forward Kelly Olynyk returned from a day off to post 19 points on 7-of-19 shooting. Phil Pressey added a double-double off the bench with 12 points and a game-high 13 assists, but it was not enough for the win. The Celtics dropped their second game of the week against the Pacers in what was the third-place game of the Orlando Summer League. Donald Sloan had a team-high 20 points for the Pacers in the victory.
SMART SHOWS OFF RANGE
Rookie Marcus Smart didn’t have a great shooting day overall, but showed off his range from beyond the arc in the summer league finale. The 20-year-old guard went 4-of-9 from 3-point range, his best performance of the week from downtown. Smart shot 25.9 percent (9-of-35) from beyond the arc during five games in Orlando.
• O.D. Anosike played his strongest game of the week, posting 13 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for Boston. In part due to Anosike's strong play, Colton Iverson saw only five minutes of action.
• Mike Moser capped off a nice summer league week for the Celtics with 16 points, 10 rebounds and a pair of steals, helping him earn a training camp invitation from the team after the game.
• Dairis Bertans sat out his second straight game with a neck injury.
WHAT IT MEANS
With the loss, the Celtics finished in fourth place overall in Orlando Summer League action.