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Kelly Olynyk, Phil Pressey meshing with Celtics

PHILADELPHIA — They are an odd couple, the 7-foot first-round pick from Gonzaga by way of Canada, and the 5-8 point guard from Missouri who was undrafted and needed a strong summer league just to earn a training camp invitation.

Celtics rookies Kelly Olynyk and Phil Pressey have grown closer as the season has progressed, bonding during their first-year journeys, each experiencing the highs and lows of an initial NBA season. As the Celtics’ rebuilding season winds down, with the penultimate game of the season Monday night against the Sixers, Olynyk and Pressey are each soaring up. They teamed Saturday night to beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland when their club was decimated by injuries.

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