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Celtics fall to Pacers in summer league finale

The Celtics' Mike Moser looks to pass around Indiana’s Kevin Jones during Friday’s game.

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The Celtics' Mike Moser looks to pass around Indiana’s Kevin Jones during Friday’s game.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Celtics once again found the Indiana Pacers to be a difficult foe, losing their final Orlando summer league finale to the Pacers 95-86 on Friday in the third-place game at Amway Center.

The Celtics (3-2) clawed back to trail 80-79 with five minutes left before the Pacers (4-1) sealed it with a 13-2 run.

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Marcus Smart led the Celtics with 20 points, but on 6-for-18 shooting. He did drain four of his nine 3-point attempts.

The Celtics once again found it difficult to make shots, finishing with 36.8 percent shooting, including point guard Phil Pressey, who followed up his 1-for-15 performance Thursday with a 4-for-13 outing in the loss.

Both of the Celtics’ losses came at the hands of the Pacers, who lost their first summer league game and then ran off four straight wins. Donald Sloan, a reserve on the Pacers this past season, led Indiana with 20 points and 10 assists while former Orlando Magic player DeQuan Jones added 19.

Celtics non-roster center O.D. Anosike scored 13 points off the bench with 10 rebounds while Mike Moser made one last impression for a training camp invitation with 16 points. He averaged 13.6 points during the five summer league games.

Smart, the Celtics’ first-round pick, finished 20-for-68 from the field (29.4 percent) in the five games, averaging 14.8 points.

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