SALT LAKE CITY — After starting with two ugly losses, the Celtics closed out the Utah Jazz Summer League with an 85-71 win over the Spurs on Thursday night.
Marcus Smart led Boston with 22 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds. First-round draft pick R.J. Hunter, who had missed all eight of his field-goal attempts over the first two games here, made all four of his 3-pointers and finished with 18 points.
“I just needed to see [the ball] go through one time,” Hunter said, “just one good time.”
The team’s other first-round pick, Terry Rozier, added 16 points and seven assists. The Celtics were just 9 for 54 on 3-pointers during their two losses, but they were 12 of 20 from long range on Thursday.
Forward James Young, who struggled with his shooting throughout this three-game event, was 0 for 4 in the first half before leaving the game with a bruised hip. Guard Phil Pressey did not play.
The Celtics will travel to Las Vegas on Friday to compete in a 24-team summer league.