July 13, 2006 Good to see Al coming out with hustle and 17 points with 11 rebounds. Telfair was more of a scorer last night than a playmaker with 26 points and 3 assists but had an astounding 11 fouls. Rajon Rondo was very much the playmaking PG with 11 points and 11 assists. Gomes contintued to be solid and Gerald Green turned it on offensively. We seem to have problems with bigger teams as Brown continues to field a very small team in spite of having more size on the bench.
LAS VEGAS – If you like emotional basketball, this was the game you were waiting to see from the Summer League Celtics. They didn’t come away with the win, but they battled to the end and went down swinging in a 112-108 loss to the Denver Nuggets, a game that was more intense than your garden variety Summer League tilt.
The Celtics trailed for most of the night, and while there were some positives to take away from the game, Boston’s struggles were mostly defending their own basket.
With the Nuggets threatening to pull away in the final minutes, Sebastian Telfair (game-high 26 points) took over for the Celtics, leading a rally with 10 quick points by getting to the basket and the free throw line. When asked about it afterward, Telfair had a simple response: “That’s what we needed.”
“I like that about him,” Coach Tony Brown said of Telfair. “He saw that we needed to do something to try to turn the game, and his penetration, getting an opportunity to get to the free throw line, that’s what you have to do.” [More] source:Celtics.com