ORLANDO – Behind a balanced scoring effort from several players, the Celtics closed out summer league play here Friday by crushing the hometown Magic, 102-83, on the Magic’s practice court at the Amway Center. The Celtics finished summer league with a 3-2 record.
The Celtics led, 29-14, after the first quarter. They held a 61-36 lead at halftime. It wasn’t much of a game, obviously, and it looked more like the Celtics were looking forward to their flight back home. The Magic made the score look reasonable during garbage time.
Celtics rookie 7-footer Kelly Olynyk had 12 points and 7 rebounds in 15 minutes. Fellow rookie 7-footer Colton Iverson had 10 points and 6 rebounds in about 13 minutes.
Fab Melo also played well, with 11 and 5 rebounds in about 18 minutes. Paul Pressey also had 7 points and 10 assists. In all, seven Celtics scored in double figures.
Magic guard A.J. Slaughter scored a game-high 25 points.