2013 Southwest Orlando Pro Summer League: Olynyk Leads Celtics Past Pacers
By Josh Cohen
July 9, 2013
ORLANDO -- For the third straight game at the 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, Kelly Olynyk showcased his array of post moves, polished all-around offensive arsenal and willingness to bang inside.
His 21 points and nine rebounds together with a pair of go-ahead free throws by Phil Pressey with 10.8 seconds left catapulted the Boston Celtics to a thrilling 76-74 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Donald Sloan’s potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer rimmed off for Indiana, which erased a nine-point deficit with just over two minutes left in the game.
Tony Mitchell contributed 15 points for the Celtics, who outscored the Pacers by 16 in a one-sided second quarter. Pressey added 11 points and Jayson Granger contributed nine points.
Indiana’s first round pick from the 2013 draft, Solomon Hill, continued his outstanding play this week. The Arizona product posted a team-high 15 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the field and added four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Orlando Johnson scored 13 and grabbed six rebounds in the loss.
The Celtics will seek their third straight win this week when they battle the Rockets on Wednesday, while the Pacers will have the day off tomorrow before returning to the practice of Amway Center on Thursday when they take on the Jazz.