The No. 1 and No. 3 picks in the 2017 NBA Draft were in action on Monday in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Former No. 3 pick Jaylen Brown, finished with a double-double (29 points, 13 rebounds) and was hard to stop from long distance (3-for-4 from 3) and from attacking the rim. He was not the only young Celtic to make an impact though.
The former Duke Blue Devil would be the one to hit the go-ahead jump shot and lift the Celtics to their first win in Summer League play.
With 16 seconds left, Tatum went into an isolation situation against Alex Poythress – a former Kentucky Wildcat. He would go on to hit the shot, putting Boston up by one point and securing the win.
Celtics’ fans have a lot to look forward to between Brown and Tatum, as both played very well together.
For the 76ers, Fultz was also impressive.
The former Washington Huskie finished with 17 points but did not take care of the ball very well. Fultz finished with four turnovers.
Taking care of the ball is one thing; having a more efficient game, though, is also something to look for in the coming games for both Tatum and Fultz.
On Monday, Fultz shot 6-for-16 from the floor. He was also 2-for-5 on three-point attempts.
Tatum also did not have the greatest shooting night. He shot 8-for-17 for his 21 points, including just 1-for-5 from three.
First professional game jitters, along with rust, could have been in play here; it should be interesting to see how both play in their next games.
Boston’s next matchup will be on Thursday, July 5, 2017. The Celtics will take on the San Antonio Spurs, at 7:00 p.m., on NBA TV.
Philadelphia’s next matchup will also be on Thursday, July 5, 2017. The 76ers will take on the Utah Jazz, at 9:00 p.m., on NBA TV.