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!
The first game tonight promise to be a good one, as the New York Knicks head to Chi-town to take on the Bulls. Get your preview here.
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!