Sullinger, Olynyk play in NBA Rising Stars Challenge

Sullinger, Olynyk play in NBA Rising Stars Challenge
February 15, 2014, 11:00 am
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There will be no All-Stars representing the Celtics in Sunday's All-Star Game, but there were two players representing the C's in the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge Friday night.

Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk both started to Team Webber (Chris Webber's team), however they came up short against Team Hill (Grant Hill's team), 142-136.

Sullinger finished the night with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting, including three made three-pointers. He hit back-to-back three's to start the game. He also had four assists, two rebounds, and two blocks.

Olynyk scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting, adding three steals and two assists.

The game's MVP honors went to Detroit's Andre Drummond, who finished with 30 points and 25 rebounds. And in the closing minutes, the game became a one-on-one battle between Tim Hardaway Jr. and Dion Waiters. Waiters finished with 31 points on 10-of-14 shooting, while Hardaway Jr. finished with 36 points on 12-of-23 shooting.