vs Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks Saturday 7/14, 4:00 pm Eastern time Televised live on FSN and NBA-TV
Boston Celtics Roster No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College/year 57 Lance Allred C 6-11 270 Weber State 46 Pat Carroll G/F 6-5 190 St. Joseph’s 11 Glen Davis F 6-9 289 Louisiana State 59 Torin Francis F 6-11 252 Notre Dame 58 Andreas Glyniadakis C 7-1 280 Greece 5 Gerald Green G-F 6-8 200 Gulf Shores Academy 0 Leon Powe F 6-8 240 California 13 Gabe Pruitt G 6-4 170 Southern California 12 Allan Ray G 6-2 190 Villanova 9 Rajon Rondo G 6-1 171 Kentucky 36 Sergio Sanchez G 6-3 207 Spain 49 Brandon Wallace F 6-9 203 South Carolina
Players to Watch Gabe Pruitt Pruitt shows that he has what it takes to lead a team as he played the point for almost the entire game against the Bucks and did very well. He showed a nice touch on offense as well as playing solid defense. He will see big minutes again in this game and have a chance to build on his solid performance last night.
Gerald Green Gerald has been a big disappointment so far in the Summer League. This is his last chance to make an impression. He needs to come out strong and have a good game. He may be trying too hard on offense but he has shown some improvement on defense. It would be nice to see him put together a good game in the final summer leage game.
Allan Ray Ray is playing for a spot on the team and hasn't impressed so far. Like Green, this is his last chance to impress Danny enough to get his option picked up. This is the equivalent of a contract year in one game.
Leon Powe, Big Baby Davis, Brandon Wallace All 3 of our big men have been impressive and need to have another big game today if we are to win this one. The ability of this trio to rebound and defend are a big reason that the Celtics are winning.
Dallas Mavericks Roster Num Player Position Height Weight From 13 Maurice Ager G 6-5 202 Michigan State 11 Jose Juan Barea G 6-0 175 Northeastern 10 Eddie Basden G 6-5 215 UNC-Charlotte 54 Brandon Bass F 6-8 240 Louisiana State 30 Warren Carter F 6-9 220 Illinois 7 DeSagana Diop C 7-0 280 32 Leonardo Dos Santos F 6-11 230 33 Nick Fazekas F 6-11 235 Nevada-Reno 4 Jamon Gordon G 6-3 212 Virginia Tech 45 Caleb Green F 6-8 238 Oral Roberts 21 Pops Mensah-Bonsu F 6-9 240 George Washington 20 Jared Newson G 6-5 215 Tennessee-Martin 9 Renaldas Seibutis G 6-5 180 23 Reyshawn Terry F 6-8 232 North Carolina 24 Clay Tucker G 6-3 195 Wisc.-Milwaukee
Players to Watch Jose Juan Barea Barea has been opening eyes with his play in the summer league and will be a challenge for Rondo on both ends of the court. He is averaging 15.5 points and 5.0 assists in their 4 games so far.
Maurice Ager Ager has played well and is averaging 13.2 points and 3 rebounds per game. He had a game high 19 points in their last game.
Pops Mensah-Bonsu Pops has gotten the attention of some GMs with his play particularly on the defensive end. He is averaging 8.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.
Brandon Bass Brass has been averaging 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds off the bench.
Nick Fazekas Fazekas came off the bench to score 10 points and pull down 4 rebounds in the Mavs last game.
This is going to be a good test for the team as Dallas is one of 2 undefeated teams in Vegas (NY is the other). A win would give us a 4-1 record and make for a very successful Summer League.