Celtics Remain Undefeated, Shut Down Pacers

Celtics Remain Undefeated, Shut Down Pacers
By Josh Cohen
July 11, 2012

ORLANDO – If you weren’t aware it was Summer League, you would think Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo were out there for the Boston Celtics.

Behind another balanced effort and a superb performance again from rookie Jared Sullinger, the C’s earned their third straight victory at the 2012 AirTran Airways Orlando Pro Summer League with Wednesday’s 85-77 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Sullinger led the attack with 16 points, while five others including E’Twaun Moore (15 points) and Kris Joseph (12 points) also posted double figure scoring.

Boston shot a blistering 51 percent from the field and was far more resourceful than its opponent by dishing out eight more assists.

Lance Stephenson and Miles Plumlee guided the Pacers with 19 and 18 points, respectively. Julian Mavunga, meanwhile, grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for Indiana, which lost its first game of the week.

Though it forced its way to the foul line 31 times, Indiana only connected on 21 of those attempts and were a dismal 4-of-15 from 3-point land.

The Celtics will look to remain undefeated when they face the Pistons on Thursday, while the Pacers will try and bounce back in a meeting versus the Jazz.