LAS VEGAS -- The Celtics used a 18-0 fourth quarter run on Monday night to pull away from the Cleveland Cavaliers and cruise to their second straight victory in Las Vegas. Carsen Edwards (14 points) led a balanced Boston scoring attack that featured four players in double figures. Tremont Waters also had a standout performance with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals while Tacko Fall chipped in with 12 points off the bench to the delight of the Thomas and Mack crowd.
A look at the ups and downs from the night:
Tremont Waters: The shifty point guard shook off a rough shooting night in the summer league opener to show off a nice all-around performance on Monday. He scored seven of his 11 points in the first quarter and made several crafty moves in the paint to help create for others. If he can stay away from the pull-up jumpers off the dribble, his defense and creation ability make him a promising prospect in this league.
Grant Williams: The captain of the second unit is making his impact felt in summer league. Williams has posted a +20 plus/minus in both games now, putting his fingerprints all over every aspect of the game. He banked a 3, took a charge and gobbled up a loose ball in a single one minute sequence, setting the tone for a Celtics summer league squad that’s been everywhere when it comes to hustle plays.
Tacko Fall: There may not be a bigger fan favorite in summer league here in Vegas with Zion Williamson sidelined. However, Fall actually continues to be a solid contributor on the court for Boston, protecting the paint well with his surprising mobility and gobbling up easy points in the paint. If he looks like this all week, he’s going to get a chance in the league to make a team somewhere next year, even if it’s not in Boston. He finished with 12 points on 5-of-5 FG.