C’s Open Summer League Play With A Win
The Boston Celtics kicked off their Las Vegas Summer League play, Friday night, with a 95-89 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Boston was paced by a trio of second year players, with Guerschon Yabusele (16), Semi Ojeleye (16) and Jabari Bird (14) all scoring in double figures.
The game also served as the first taste of professional action for the Celts' 2018 first round pick, Robert Williams, who was taken by the team 27th overall out of Texas A&M.
Williams' debut was cut short, however, as the big man suffered a minor knee injury, banging knees with a 76ers player shortly after entering the game.
Despite being immediately removed from the game, Williams is expected to recover soon. The former Aggie looked good in his short stint on the court, scoring four points and grabbing two rebounds in just six minutes of action.
While Philly's Furkan Korkmaz poured in a game-high 40 points, thanks in part to going 8-14 from three-point range, the C's posted a better shooting percentage and more rebounds than the Sixers.
Boston finished the game with six players scoring at least eight points and shot almost 50 percent from the field as a team.