July , 2006 The first Summer League game is in the books. Gomes looks like he may just win the starting PF job from Big Al if he keeps up playing like he did in the first game. Telfair and Rondo look like they are going to do fine running the team. Good to get the win in our first game.
Ryan Gomes played like a veteran and dominated the play for the Celtics in their first Summer League game against the Dallas Mavericks. Gomes had 29 points and 9 rebounds.
Telfair added 17 points, 6 assists and was impressive with his ball handling and ball movement.
Gerald still looks a bit inexperienced on the court but was active on the glass and added 12 points along with 7 rebounds.
After a slow start in the first half, Big Al did much better in the second half chipping in 10 points along with 8 rebounds and 3 assists but also tallied 7 fouls.
Rajon Rondo showed his deadly defense by stripping several balls and deflecting passes on his way to 8 points, 4 assists and 4 steals.
Allan Ray tallied 10 points and showed an outside shooting touch. Powe looked tentative in his limited court time. Dwayne Jones had 3 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists in just 9 minutes of play.
Excellent debut by our young guys. Telfair and Gomes were the biggest players in this game, and I'm looking forward to see continued progress from them. Nice to see Allan Ray making his presence felt on the perimeter. Its his chance to make the parent roster.