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Boston Celtics (3-1) vs Orlando Magic (2-2)
Friday, July 13
10:00 AM ET
NBA-TV
Amway Center Practice Court

Game Thread
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The Celtics complete their Orlando Summer League play with a Friday the 13th matchup with the host Orlando Magic. The Celtics are hoping to bounce back from their first loss, a 93-79 beating by the Detroit Pistons while the Magic are hoping to keep the momentum going from their double overtime win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Magic are led by their first round draft pick, Andrew Nicholson, who is averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Other players to watch are center Kyle O'Quinn (9.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg), PG Kevin Anderson (8.5 ppg, 3.5 apg), and forward Justin Harper (11.3ppg, 5.3 rpg).

The Celtics have been led by their first round pick, Jared Sullinger (13.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg), who has shown great fundamentals, a soft touch and an ability to score around the basket. Kris Joseph (11.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg), has also been impressive for the Celtics, showing he belongs in the rotation with his solid all around play. Also playing well for the Celtics are E'Twaun Moore (13.0 ppg, 3.0 apg), JaJuan Johnson (9.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg) and Dionte Christmas (10.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, and 4.0 apg).

Hopefully the Celtics come out strong and play well in this one to finish the Orlando Summer League on a high note before heading out west for the Vegas Summer League next week.

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




4 Anderson, Kevin* G 6-0 175 Strasbourg(France-ProA)
22 Burgess, Bradford* G-F 6-6 225 VCU
32 Harper, Justin* F 6-9 225 -
20 Jones, Dequan* F 6-8 221 Miami(FL)
34 Liggins, Deandre* G 6-6 209 -
42 Nevill, Luke* C 7-2 265 Perth Wildcats (Austrailia -NBL)
44 Nicholson, Andrew* F 6-9 250 St. Bonaventure
9 O' Quinn, Kyle* F-C 6-10 240 Norfolk State
31 Owens, Josh* F 6-8 240 Stanford
35 Rolle, Magnum* F 6-11 235 -
10 Smith, Ishmael* G 6-0 175 -
24 Sutton, Dominique* G 6-5 212 North Carolina Central
1 Thompson, Ryan* G 6-6 218 Centrale Latte (Italy - Leaga2)
18 Wayns, Maalik* G 6-1 195 Villanova
17 Westbrook, Charlie* G 6-4 196 South Dakota

ASSISTANT COACHES
Malone, Brendan
Ewing, Patrick
Clifford, Steve
Beyer, Bob
Ajami, Ahmad
Price, Mark**
**head coach for the SL team