The Boston Celtics rallied late but ultimately fell, 91-82, to the Sacramento Kings during 2012 Las Vegas Summer League action Thursday night. Dionte Christmas led the C's with 19 points, but the team struggled defensively in the loss.
Christmas shot 8-for-15 from the field with three steals and three rebounds. He was the only Boston player to shoot better than 50 percent, however. The rest of the Celtics' starters went a combined 8-for-28 from the field. Rookies Kris Joseph (5 points) and Jared Sullinger (6 points) both shot 2-for-7 on the night. Sullinger at least had another nice night on the boards, hauling in 10 rebounds.
The Celtics' other rookie, Fab Melo, had to leave the game with a bruised left hand and was unable to return. He will be examined after the game. The 7-foot center had zero points on 0-for-1 shooting, and hauled in just three rebounds in 13 minutes on the floor.