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Matt Ryan and Mfiondu Kabengele shine again in 111-109 win over Bucks

 The Boston Celtics scraped off the rust from their Summer League opening loss to the Heat and defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 111-109 last night. 


Matt Ryan and Mfiondu Kabengele both had their second consecutive solid games in a row. Ryan led the attack, pouring in 23 points, while Kabengele notched 15 points, 11 boards, four assists and two blocks.

Brodric Thomas also came through with 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Sam Hauser, after a disappointing summer opener, found the range - scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-7 on treys. As a team, Boston hit 47.3% of their field goals and 41.3% of their 3-pointers.

One of the plays that stood out in this contest had Brodric Thomas performing a Dave Cowens flashback - chasing down a loose ball - diving to the floor to corral it - and calling a time out. That may have been overshadowed by Matt Ryan's game-ending 27' running, floating bank shot. A much better showing by the Celtics after their ragged performance versus the Heat.



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