Celtics Continue SL Play Facing Unbeaten Pacers



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Indiana Pacers (2-0) vs Boston Celtics (2-0)
Wednesday, July 11
11:00 AM ET (Replay: 7/12 6:00 AM ET)
NBA-TV
Amway Center Practice Court

Game Thread
l Chat

The unbeaten Celtics now move on to face the unbeaten Indiana Pacers. The Pacers have beaten OKC 78-74 and Philly 69-63. Lance Stephenson has been starring for this Pacers team averaging 20.5 points per game. Other players to watch are Miles Plumlee and Orlando Johnson, both of whom are averaging 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

Celtics fans have been pleased by what they have seen from their 2012 draft picks so far, with both Jared Sullinger and Kris Joseph impressing with their court sense and all around play. Fab Melo has shown some flashes on defense. The surprises have come from undrafted Dionte Christmas and Jonathan Gibson, both of whom have looked very good so far.

Doc and Danny have been present on the sidelines of both games observing the players and will be faced with some tough decisions. E'Twaun Moore and Sean Williams are playing for a contract. JaJuan Johnson is playing to show he deserves some minutes in the rotation. This year's draft picks are playing to show that they also belong in the rotation this season. And the undrafted players are trying to make a case that they deserve a chance on an NBA team.

This may be the Celtics toughest test yet. At the end of the day, one team will remain unbeaten and the other will have it's first defeat in Summer League play. Should be a fun game to watch.


Celtics Roster
63 Craig Brackins F 6'10" 230 Iowa State
50 Dionte Christmas G 6'5" 205 Temple
40 Jonathan Gibson G 6'1" 171 New Mexico State
12 JaJuan Johnson F 6'10" 221 Purdue
43 Kris Jospeh F 6'7" 215 Syracuse
52 Stephane Lasme F 6'8" 215 Massachusetts
13 Fab Melo C 7'0" 255 Syracuse
55 E'Twaun Moore G 6'4" 191 Purdue
41 Jamar Smith G 6'3" 185 Southern Indiana
7 Jared Sullinger F 6'9" 280 Ohio State
56 Sean Williams C-F 6'10" 235 Boston College

HEAD COACH **
Rivers, Doc
ASSISTANT COACHES
Hill, Armond
Eastman, Kevin
Longabardi, Mike
Lue, Tyronn
Young, Jamie
** SL coach: Tyronn Lue


Pacers Roster
9 Jarrid Famous F 6'11" 240 South Florida
8 Reggie Hamilton G 5'11" 176 Oakland University
23 Ben Hansbrough G 6'3" 206 Notre Dame
18 Matt Janning G 6'4" 220 Northeastern
11 Orlando Johnson G 6'5" 224 UC Santa Barbara
16 Tyren Johnson F 6'7" 225 Louisiana-Lafayette
4 Chris Kramer G 6'3" 215 Purdue
14 Julian Mavunga
5 Hamady N'diaye C 7'0" 235 Rutgers
29 Jeff Pendergraph F 6'9" 240 Arizona State
13 Miles Plumlee C 7'0" 252 Duke
22 Matt Rogers F 6'11" 225 Southwest Baptist
6 Lance Stephenson G 6'5" 210 Cincinnati
15 Robert Vaden G-F 6'5" 205 Alabama-Birmingham

HEAD COACH
Vogel, Frank
ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
Shaw, Brian
ASSISTANT COACHES
Burke, Dan
Boylen, Jim

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