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Kings blow out Celtics to win Summer League championship

Sacramento was perfect during the Vegas showcase.

2021 Las Vegas Summer League Championship Game - Sacramento Kings v Boston Celtics
Davion Mitchell of the Sacramento Kings high fives teammates during the game against the Boston Celtics during the 2021 Las Vegas Summer League Championship Game on August 17, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Louis King tallied 21 points and Jahmi’us Ramsey added 16 as the Sacramento Kings won the Summer League championship over the Boston Celtics 100-67. The Kings finished the Las Vegas showcase undefeated and crushed the Celtics in the second half to take the title game.

Davion Mitchell, Sacramento’s prized rookie, went just 3-12 from the floor but contributed with seven assists. The Kings were elite defensively, forcing the Celtics into 28 turnovers. Boston didn’t shoot that poorly relative to Sacramento, but the turnovers were the difference in this game.

Carsen Edwards led the Celtics with 15 points. Aaron Nesmith, another player expected to be in Boston’s rotation, contributed 12. Boston was undefeated in the Las Vegas event prior to the championship game.

Both teams will be looking to contend this season, although the Kings are more desperate after a long playoff drought and an extended rebuild. The Celtics have retooled their roster, but are still expected to be in the playoff hunt with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.