After six games, the Celtics’ time in Las Vegas has come to an end following a 95-80 loss in the quarterfinals to the Trail Blazers.
The C’s were down two of their starters and leading scorers in Semi Ojeleye and Jabari Bird, who were held out for rest purposes. The undermanned C’s were no match for Portland, the undefeated two-seed of this summer’s tournament.
John Jenkins led the Blazers with 25 points as Portland jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter. The C’s led for a total of 38 seconds Sunday, all in the first quarter.
It was a tough shooting day for the C’s who shot just 39.7 percent from the field. The Blazers, on the other hand, posted a shooting percentage of 47.4 percent.
The Celtics were able to battle back from what got as high as a 14-point-deficit and tied the contest twice yet were never able to take a lead.
Guard Trey Davis came off the bench to lead the team with 19 points and 2-for-4 shooting from deep. Guerschon Yabusele and Hassan Martin both poured in 16 points while Martin also added nine rebounds. No other player on the C’s scored more than seven points on the day.
The C’s end summer league play finishing with a 4-2 record over the 11-day span. Bird led all scorers in Las Vegas with 16.8 points per game, Yabusele finished with 12.8 points per game and Ojeleye ended with 12.4 points per game.
The Trail Blazers become one of the four teams remaining in the tournament, along with Memphis, Cleveland and the Lakers.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog