Pruitt, Davis Lead Celtics Over Bucks
Gabe Pruitt got his first extended look at the point guard spot on Friday night, and the Celtics had to like what they saw.
With Rajon Rondo getting the night off, Pruitt looked pretty comfortable running the show, and more so as the game wore on. Pruitt was involved in most every play down the stretch of the fourth quarter, and his block on Lynn Greer jumper at the top of the key earned him a breakaway layup and broke the camel's back in the Celtics' 84-76 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
"I just tried to stay poised in the fourth quarter, keep my team in tact and run the offense," said Pruitt, who finished with 14 points, three rebounds and three assists. He will have to work on taking better care of the ball (five turnovers), but overall Pruitt's confidence seemed to carry him and keep the Celtics offense on track.
Fellow second round draft pick Glen Davis had another strong night for the Celtics, scoring 16 points and grabbing nine rebounds, while Leon Powe continued his solid play with 11 points and nine rebounds of his own. Overall, the Celtics crushed the Bucks on the glass (38-22) and stepped up their defense in the second half to secure the victory.Meanwhile, undrafted standout Brandon Wallace was up to his old tricks again, stuffing the stat sheet and doing the dirty work to come up with six points, nine rebounds and a pair of blocked shots.
The one down note was Gerald Green, who continued his epic struggles on offense. He shot just 3-12 from the field for eight points. David Noel led the way for Milwaukee with 18.