Las Vegas Summer League 2012: Boston Celtics Fall, 91-82, To Sacramento Kings Thursday

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.

For more news on the Boston Celtics, make sure to check out CelticsBlog and stay tuned to SB Nation Boston.

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