The Boston Celtics summer league squad beat the Atlanta Hawks 85 – 83 after a tight game throughout, save the first half of the first quarter that saw the Hawks jump out to a 10 – 0 lead. Israeli floor general Yam Madar entered the game and quickly helped turn the game around, however.
“We started off the game down 10-0 and he came in and brought that energy, that activeness, and it just carried over for all of us,” shared second-year point guard Payton Pritchard after the game. The Oregon product led all scorers with 23 points and 5 assists while Carsen Edwards added 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Wing Romeo Langford added 12 points and 6 boards, forward Aaron Nesmith 11 points, and Madar chipped in 8 more off the bench.
Yam Madar: “It’s a dream come true being on the floor, wearing that Celtics jersey.”
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 8, 2021
Recent draftee Juhann Begarin had a solid game as well, providing 7 points and 5 rebounds in Boston’s win over the Hawks in their first game of Las Vegas Summer League.
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