Spurs Fall to Celtics in Utah Summer League Finale

By David Kenyon
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Cady Lalanne netted 13 points, but the San Antonio Spurs capped Summer League in Salt Lake City with a 85-71 loss to the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

Boston outscored the Spurs 27-13 during the second quarter and used a 21-14 advantage in the final frame to seal the victory. Marcus Smart torched San Antonio for 22 points, seven assists and three steals.

Marcus Smart is ballin tonight #Celtics pic.twitter.com/5sgulQgEUd

— Real Sports Live (@RSL4Utah) July 9, 2015

Following a 25-point performance Tuesday against the Utah Jazz, Spurs guard Kyle Anderson struggled to find a rhythm. He shot a meager 2-of-12 from the floor and committed six turnovers, finishing with nine points, seven rebounds and four steals.

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Livio Jean-Charles, the Spurs first-round pick in 2013, managed six points and four rebounds. Roscoe Smith buried a pair of triples, but San Antonio shot 5-of-19 from beyond the arc as a team.

Boston, on the other hand, excelled from deep, which proved to be the difference in the outcome.

The team’s first-round picks—Terry Rozier and R.J. Hunter—combined to shoot 6-of-7 from three-point range and rack up 34 points. The Celtics knocked down 60 percent of their long-range attempts.

Next up for San Antonio is Las Vegas Summer League. Becky Hammon will lead the Spurs in Nevada and officially become the first woman in NBA history to serve as a head coach.

Next: Kyle Anderson Nets 25 Points, Spurs Beat Jazz

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