Boston Celtics fans, welcome to Thursday.
I hope you got a chance to watch the Cs, and maybe some other NBA teams, in action last night. The Celtics put together two really solid quarters of competitive basketball . . . and two that were instantly forgettable. Still, it was an exciting game, which is all I ask for (mostly!).
The Cs have tonight off . . . as does the majority of the NBA, as your Halloween slate of games consists of a whopping two contests! Lame. But, it’s basketball, which is better than nothing, so let’s get you prepared for the action!
Meanwhile, the late game has the potential to see about 400 points scored – no kidding! – between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers. If you can stay up, I heartily recommend you watch, so here’s your preview.
Hey – maybe you missed it. Allen Iverson retired from the NBA last night in a very understated fashion. Chris Mannix points out how such a quiet exit overshadows the intensity Iverson displayed throughout his career. [Sports Illustrated]
With so many games last night, I’m sure you missed something. Here are 12 things to take away from all of the action. [Bleacher Report]
New season, new kicks. Get a load of the best ones seen on opening night. [Slam]
The arrival of The Truth and KG in Brooklyn was supposed to make the Nets an instant contender for the NBA championship. Errr, didn’t look that way last night. Problems? [Sporting News]
And here’s your Boston Celtics reading material for the day: I’m glad places like b/r exist, if only because they attempt to do crazy things like project the full season stats for every player on the Celtics’ roster. And I don’t have time for that sort of stuff!