NBA Summer League: Kevin Knox Lackluster in Loss vs. Celtics
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The Boston Celtics earned an 82-75 victory Thursday to advance to the second round of the Las Vegas bracket, thus knocking the Knicks out of the competition.
Knox scored 15 points on 5-of-20 shooting. Although he struggled to find his stroke, the No. 9 overall pick continued to show he can attack the basket:
Kevin Knox to the rim! 💪
#NBARooks in #NBASummer https://t.co/bgv9NUkecm
Knox also had four rebounds and three assists, and Knicks fans have reason for excitement ahead of his rookie season, as NBA Front Office‘s Keith Smith noted:
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
He got booed at the draft, but Kevin Knox seems to have won Knicks fans over here in Vegas. He’s done a lot of things very well. And he’s been used more and more as a PnR ball handler as the summer has gone along. He’s got a lot of tools.
Fellow rookie Mitchell Robinson played a starring role in a losing effort, scoring 17 points with 12 rebounds and six blocks.
Semi Ojeleye led all scorers with 21 points and was the biggest reason the Celtics held Knox in check. Ojeleye matched up against the top-10 pick on defense and made life miserable for the former Kentucky Wildcats star.
Jabari Bird also had a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) for Boston.
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July 12, 2018 at 03:53PM