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PHILADELPHIA — They are an odd couple, the 7-foot first-round pick from Gonzaga by way of Canada, and the 5-8 point guard from Missouri who was undrafted and needed a strong summer league just to earn a training camp invitation.
Celtics rookies Kelly Olynyk and Phil Pressey have grown closer as the season has progressed, bonding during their first-year journeys, each experiencing the highs and lows of an initial NBA season. As the Celtics’ rebuilding season winds down, Olynyk and Pressey are soaring up. They teamed Saturday night to beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
Olynyk equaled his career high with 25 points and Pressey notched his second consecutive game with at least 13 assists and knocked down key jumpers in the 111-99 win.