2021 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League
Las Vegas Summer League: Balanced attack carries Celtics over Magic
Led by Sam Hauser's 21 points and Aaron Nesmith's 18, Boston gets double-digit scoring from 5 players in a 37-point victory.
Sam Hauser scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 108-71 win over the Orlando Magic in the MGM Resorts Summer League on Thursday at Cox Pavilion.
The Celtics took control from the jump and held a 25-16 lead after one quarter. They stayed in control through the second, where they added another 10 points to the deficit to take a comfortable 19-point lead into halftime. The second half was more of the same, as the Celtics stayed in control the rest of the way, never trailing en route to the 37-point win.
A total of five players scored in double digits for the Celtics, led by Hauser, who tallied seven assists, four rebounds and a block to round out his effort. Aaron Nesmith added 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a block, while Payton Pritchard tallied 17 points, nine assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Tahjere McCall was the only player to score in double digits for the Magic. He tallied 12 points while shooting 3-for-3 from long range. Jalen Suggs finished the game with six points, two rebounds and two steals in 11 minutes of action.
The Magic will be back in action on Sunday against the Houston Rockets. The Celtics take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.