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Nader scores 13 on first day of Utah Summer League

Abdel Nader was one of two Celtics players to score in double-figures during the team’s 89-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. The former Cyclone scored 13 points, which was the second-highest scoring output on the team.

Former Duke Blue Devil Jayson Tatum, the No. 3 pick in this year’s draft, scored 21 points in his pro debut, including a last-second shot to seal the win for the Celtics. The top-overall pick in the draft, Philadelphia’s Markelle Fultz, scored 17 points, blocked three shots, dished an assist and grabbed a rebound.

The Celtics will face San Antonio at 7 p.m. central time on NBATV on Wednesday in their second game in Utah.

Long struggles on day’s 3 and 4 for Pacers in Orlando

Naz Long went 1-of-5 from the field and scored two points in Indiana’s 86-83 win over the Heat on Tuesday before being a DNP-Coach’s Decision in the team’s 94-79 loss to Dallas on Wednesday.

Bubu Palo scored five points and grabbed two rebounds in the loss to Dallas. He was a DNP-Coach’s Decision in the game on Tuesday.

The regular season schedule for the Orlando Summer League will wrap up on Wednesday then championship day will be Thursday. The matchups for Thursday have not yet been announced.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic throughout the week for more coverage from the NBA Summer Leagues, including on-site coverage from Las Vegas over the weekend.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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