The Boston Celtics rallied from a 17-point deficit to stun the Brooklyn Nets, 82-73, in the final game of Tuesday's Orlando Pro Summer League play. Boston nearly doubled up Brooklyn, 51-28, in the second half to secure the victory.
Star player: Jonathan Gibson needed just 15 minutes to score a game-high 17 points off the Celtics bench, and though he contributed little else outside the scoring column, Boston needed the lift his points provided.
Honorable mention: The Nets' MarShon Brooks recovered from an 0-for-10 disaster on Monday with a much more balanced game Tuesday. The second-year swingman shot 5-for-11 for 13 points and tallied four assists without a turnover. He played much more within himself than he did Monday and looked the part of a solid prospect who could have a long NBA career.
Disappointing player: Al Thornton has played 296 games across four NBA seasons, and at 28, he's a bit old to be playing in Summer League. He's trying to catch on with Brooklyn, and though he posted 16 points and eight boards on Tuesday, he should be dominant against opposition of this caliber. The Florida State product shot just 3-for-13 from the field, but did head to the foul line for 11 free throws, making 10.
Dishonorable mention: Celtics forward Stephane Lasme only lasted one season in the NBA, and he's not likely to get another serious look from any NBA team with performances like he had Tuesday. In six minutes, his only contributions were three fouls.
Prospect watch: Jared Sullinger stole the show for Boston on Monday and earned a promotion to the starting lineup against Brooklyn. Though he shot just 3-for-12 on Tuesday, he hauled in 12 boards, including four on the offensive glass. The Celtics would probably like for him to spot up less and post up more.
Nets rookie Tyshawn Taylor, theoretically a point guard, shot 4-for-9 for 10 points, committed seven turnovers and didn't record a single assist. He couldn't keep Brooklyn's offense organized, but Brooks picked up the slack admirably.
Second-year Boston forward E'Twaun Moore stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block.
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