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Celtics look to remain unbeaten as they take on the Utah Jazz

The Celtics will be without their top rookie as they take on the Utah Jazz in their second Summer League game.

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Boston Celtics (1-0) vs Utah Jazz (0-1)
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
7:00 PM ET
TV:  NBA-TV, CSNNE, KJZZ
Streaming:  ESPN 3
Vivant Smart Home Arena


Both teams come into this game with one game already under their belts.  The Celtics come off of a 102-94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers and the first overall draft pick, Ben Simnmons.
The host Jazz lost their first game 90-69 to the San Antonio Spurs.  

Once again, the Jazz have some height on their team with the 7'3" Tibor Pleiss, 7' Bangaly Fofana, and 6'10" Trey Lyles.  With Jordan Mickey expected to miss this game with a shoulder injury, the Celtics are without a true center and have Ben Bentil at 6'9" and Mouphatou Yarou, also 6'9", as their tallest players. 

The Jazz team features their three second round picks from this year's draft: Joel Bolomboy, Marcus Paige and Tyrone Wallace, who was the very last pick in the draft.  Bolomboy comes into the summer league with a chip on his shoulder seeking to prove that he should have been picked higher than 52.  He has vowed to make the teams that picked before that to pay for passing on him.  That would include the Celtics who had 5 picks before #52 and passed him by for other players.   The Jazz also  feature Tibor Pleiss and Trey Lyles who played for the Jazz last season. 

Jordan Mickey will once again miss this game with a shoulder injury.  He is not expected to play until Vegas Summer League.   Jaylen Brown will also miss this game with a hyperextended knee that he suffered in Monday's game vs the Sixers.  It is not considered serious and he will more than likely be back for Thursday's game vs the Spurs. 


Celtics Summer League Roster
Player..... Number
Ben Bentil 50
Jaylen Brown 9
RJ Hunter 28
Demetrius Jackson 26
Jordan Mickey 55
Malcolm Miller 48
Abdel Nader 51
Jayvaughn Pinkston 52
Terry Rozier 12
Marcus Thornton 27
Corey Walden 46
Guerschon Yabusele 30
Mouphtaou Yarou 63
James Young 13
Coach: Micah Shrewsberry

Starters in Last Game
Terry Rozier, RJ Hunter, James Young, Jaylen Brown, Gerschon Yabusele

Jazz Summer League Roster 
Player    Number

Terry Allen  29
Joel Bolomboy  22
Spencer Butterfield   31
Dionte Christmas 26
Aaron Craft 36
Bangaly Fofana  40
Quincy Ford  17
Olivier Hanlan 18
Trey Lyles  41
Shaquille McKissic  42
Shon Miller  45
JJ O'Brien 28
Marcus Paige  16
Tibor Pleiss  21
Tyrone Wallace  13 

Starters in Last Game
Aaron Craft, Olivier Hanlan, JJ O'Brien, Trey Lyles, Tibor Pleiss

Keys to the Game
Defense
- Defense is always key to winning.  The Celtics need to focus on getting stops and try to keep the Jazz out of the paint. 
Rebound - The Celtics once again are at a height disadvantage and so each  player must concentrate on boxing out and going hard after rebounds. 
Don't Force Things - Often in Summer League players try to do too much and try a bit too hard to make an impression and in the process they end up playing worse.  Have fun and play your game.  Don't force it.
Be Aggressive -  The Celtics need to be the more aggressive team on both ends of the court.  The announcers mentioned that the team that enforces their will on the game will usually have the calls go their way. That is especially important in games like these where the whistle tends to blow more frequently.  The Celtics need to drive to the hoop, be aggressive on defense and be confident on both ends of the court.

X-Factor - Shot Selection

The Celtics were able to hit many of their 3 point shots in the first game, hitting 50% from beyond the arc.  They need to take good shots and if they aren't falling, take the ball inside.  Also they need to watch out for Utah's bigs blocking shots at the rim.