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Kelly Olynyk, Phil Pressey lead Celtics past Pacers in summer league 07.09.13 at 1:33 pm ET
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Kelly Olynyk tries to escape the defense of Miles Plumlee during Tuesday's game in Orlando. (AP)

Kelly Olynyk tries to escape the defense of Miles Plumlee during Tuesday’s summer league game in Orlando. (AP)

First-round draft pick Kelly Olynyk continued his strong play in the NBA Summer League in Orlando, accumulating 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists Tuesday to lead the Celtics to a 76-74 victory over the Pacers.

Olynyk, who is averaging 19.7 points through three games for the 2-1 Celtics, hit 9-of-19 shots and was a plus-15 in almost 30 minutes of action. Tony Mitchell added 15 points for Boston. Phil Pressey had 11 points, five assists and three steals, and he hit two free throws with 10 seconds left for the winning points.

Solomon Hill led the Pacers with 15 points.

The Celtics led by 11 at the half but allowed Indiana to tie the game at 74 with 38 seconds left on a 3-pointer by Donald Sloan that capped a 9-0 run. On the Celtics’ ensuing possession, Olynyk missed a hook shot in the paint.

Sloan then came up short on a drive as second-round pick Colton Iverson stepped in to cut off his path. Pressey, the son of former Celtics assistant coach Paul Pressey, grabbed the rebound and was fouled in the backcourt. He calmly sank both free throws to put the C’s back in front.

The Pacers had the final shot, but Sloan missed a wide-open 3-pointer at the buzzer that could have won it.

In addition to members of the Celtics front office and coaching staff, veteran forward Jeff Green was on hand to watch the game and came away with good feelings about Olynyk.

“He can play at a high level,” Green said in an interview with NBA TV after the game. “He can really move for a big guy. I’m impressed.”

Green added that he’s eager to prove he can succeed without Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who have been traded to the Nets.

“It’s all about opportunity,” Green said. “And right now I definitely have the opportunity to showcase what I can do without those guys there. I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been working. I’ve been working hard to better my game in all aspects. So, I’m looking forward to the challenge I have upon me, and I’ll be ready.”

Green also had the opportunity to meet new coach Brad Stevens.

“We spoke today,” Green said. “We walked over to the gym today, had a great time picking his brain. Just a smart, smart guy. He loves the game. I think he’s looking forward to the challenge. College coaches coming in with the transition to the NBA, it’s going to be tough. But I think he’s up for the challenge. He’s going to do whatever it takes to make us better.”

The Celtics play again Wednesday at 3 p.m. vs. the Rockets, then they have a playoff game Friday to close out their week in Orlando.

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Big games from Kelly Olynyk, Darius Johnson-Odom lead Celtics over Pistons in summer league 07.08.13 at 5:05 pm ET
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Guard Darius Johnson-Odom scored a game-high 22 points over the bench while Celtics first-round pick Kelly Olynyk added 13 points, six rebounds and five steals as Boston beat Detroit, 93-63, in a summer league blowout in Orlando.

“It’s an asset if you can go inside-out,” Olynyk told NBA TV after Boston’s first win of summer league. After scoring 25 points in Sunday’s first game, Olynyk added an all-around game on Monday, chipping in with three assists and a blocked shot.

The Celtics were in complete control of the game, jumping out to a 30-9 lead after one quarter. The Celtics benefitted from balanced scoring as 12 of 13 players on the roster scored.

It was just the sixth 30-point decision in the history of summer league play in Orlando.

Phil Pressey was on the only other Celtics player in double figures, scoring 12 points.

While the Celtics improved to 1-1 in summer league, the Pistons, coached by Rasheed Wallace, suffered their first loss and evened their record at 1-1.

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Celtics trade up for Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk 06.27.13 at 9:04 pm ET
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The Celtics traded the No. 16 pick and two future second-round selections to the Mavericks for the right to pick Gonzaga 7-foot center Kelly Olynyk.

Olynyk, 22, who worked out with the C’s in Waltham on Sunday, averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 rebounds as a junior for the Bulldogs last season. The British Columbia native shot 62.9 percent from the field.

Little known fact about Olynyk: He has short arms. Check out WEEI.com’s draft profile here.

The Celtics will send two second-round picks in 2014 — their own and the Nets second-rounder from the MarShon Brooks and JaJuan Johnson swap in 2011 — to the Mavericks in exchange for Olynyk.

According to reports, the Mavericks then traded the C’s original No. 16 pick to the Hawks, who took Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira.

Meanwhile, the Celtics also traded into the second round, acquiring Indiana’s No. 53 pick and selecting Colorado State 7-footer Colton Iverson, who averaged 14.2 points and 9.8 rebounds as a senior last season.

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NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Gonzaga C Kelly Olynyk 06.25.13 at 5:13 pm ET
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As part of WEEI.com’s coverage of the 2013 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be available to the Celtics when they make their lone selection at No. 16.

Kelly Olynyk (AP)

Kelly Olynyk broke out with a stellar 2012-13 season after seeing limited playing time his first two years at Gonzaga and then redshirting as a junior. (AP)

KELLY OLYNYK

Position: Center

School: Gonzaga

Age: 22

Height: 7-foot-0

Weight: 238 pounds

Achievements: All-America first team (2013), West Coast Conference Player of the Year (2013), All-WCC first team (2013), Academic All-America first team (2013)

Key 2012-13 stats: 17.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.1 blocks

What he brings: Olynyk boasts a well-rounded skill set, with his greatly improved skills in the post making him a threat in 2012-13 for the Bulldogs, despite not being overly athletic. Between his 62.9 percent success rate from the floor and 77.6 free throw shooting percentage, scoring was not a problem for the long-haired redshirt junior.

Most are not as keen on his rebounding and defending abilities. Olynyk registered more than twice as many turnovers (2.4) as he did blocks (1.1) per game this year. Two third of his 7.3 boards per game came at the defensive end. Additionally, some reports half-jokingly give Olynyk credit for being an extremely patient player as well, since he had to wait three seasons to get significant playing time.

Notes: After not seeing much action his first two seasons, Olynyk redshirted in 2011-12 before breaking out this past year, featuring a 63.1 shooting percentage. … He was forced to miss the first three games of the season for violating the school’s code of conduct. … He was a point guard until his junior year of high school and had a seven-inch growth spurt. … The Toronto-born Olynyk moved to Kamloops, British Columbia, when he was young after his father, Ken Olynyk, formerly a coach with Canada’s junior national team, became athletic director at a nearby college.

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Video: Courtesy of Gonzaga Athletics, here’s an Olynyk highlight reel.

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