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Rumor Central: Markelle Fultz eager for first game

Rumor Central: Markelle Fultz eager for first game

Jonah Bolden is now getting his first taste of NBA Summer League action as the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Boston Celtics in the Utah Jazz Summer League.

When the 2017 NBA Summer League kicked off, one of the most enticing matchups of the Utah Summer League featured two of the top picks in the draft going head to head.

In their other two summer league games, the Sixers will play the Utah Jazz Wednesday and the San Antonio Spurs Thursday. He looked smooth on offense, playing both lead and off guard, but his defensive work may have been most impressive. At No. 3, the Celtics selected Duke's Jayson Tatum. Tatum finished with 21 points and dished out three assists.

With time winding down and the Celtics down a point, Tatum knocked down a smooth pull-up jumper from midrange to put Boston up 89-88 with 5.7 seconds remaining.




"He kind of has this old soul", Celtics coach Jerome Allen said.

Fultz displayed a knack for creating his own shot, and showed he can be a nightmare in pick-and-roll situations.

Leaf improved on Sunday's 12-point debut by scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to help lead the Pacers to an 86-83 win over Miami to move them to 3-0.

Fultz finished with 17 points on 6 of 16 shooting.