Celtics Clinch Spot In NBA Summer League Championship Game

Boston will face Sacramento in the final


Aug 15, 2021

UPDATE (12:16 p.m. ET): The Celtics will face the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Summer League Championship Game on Tuesday. Payton Pritchard will be making his way back to Las Vegas for the game, according to his Twitter.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Boston Celtics are slated to play in the NBA Summer League Championship Game.

Undefeated through the first four games at UNLV in Las Vegas, the Celtics officially earned a shot at the title Sunday evening.

Boston awaits its opponent, as it still is to be determined whether it takes on the New Orleans Pelicans or Sacramento Kings.

As it currently stands, the Celtics will be without rising-sophomore guard Payton Pritchard, who was excused from the rest of Summer League for a prior personal commitment. The absence reportedly was approved and excused by the Celtics ahead of the summer schedule.

Yam Madar, who Boston stashed overseas last season after drafting him in 2020, also is day-to-day, Celtics Summer League coach Joe Mazzulla shared in a recent media availability.

The NBA Summer League Championship Game is set for Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m. ET.

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