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William & Mary alumnus Marcus Thornton finished up his first NBA Summer League stint Thursday evening as the Boston Celtics took down the San Antonio Spurs 85-71 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Despite earning the win, Thornton saw limited playing time in the game, recording 1 minute, 44 seconds of on-court action, his lowest during the Summer League thus far.

He was also held scoreless for the second time during Summer League play.

After playing just 5 minutes, 4 seconds and being held scoreless during his first Summer League game, Thornton rebounded to play 22 minutes during his second game Tuesday.

While Thornton saw more minutes in his second outing, he went 2-11 from the field, scoring 7 points and missing all five 3-point attempts. He also added three assists and rebounds during the 76-62 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers.

With Utah Summer League play concluded for the Celtics, the team will head to Las Vegas to continue the summer portion of the offseason.

While in Las Vegas, Thornton and the Celtics will take on the Portland Trailblazers, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat.

Once Summer League play concludes, the Boston Celtics will have to decide the fate of Marcus Thornton, a second-round draft pick. With no contract yet signed and one far from being guaranteed, Thornton will have to prove his worth during the final three games of the Summer League season.

If Thornton is not chosen to make a training camp roster with the Celtics, the team could still retain his rights and have him play in the Development League or overseas in a foreign basketball league with the potential of bringing him back next season.

Alternatively, the Celtics could outright cut Thornton and he would become an undrafted free agent, which would allow him to try out for other NBA teams.

To see the remaining Summer League schedule for the Celtics, click here.

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