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Nader leads Celtics in scoring in Summer League finale

Abdel Nader had himself a heck of a Summer League for the Boston Celtics.

The NBA’s Utah Summer League wrapped up on Thursday night, as Nader led the Celtics with 17 points in a 68-65 loss to the Jazz. Nader scored 13, 14 and 17 points in Boston’s three games dating back to Monday.

Nader averaged 21.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game as a rookie in the D-League last year. In return, he was named the league’s Rookie of the Year.

One will have to stay tuned to see if Nader earns a spot on the Celtics main roster for the 2017-18 season.

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.