Happy Monday morning to you all, my fellow NBA fans!
Tomorrow night is the big one, and no, I’m not talking about the Celtics-Hawks game, although that ought to be a good one. Nope, I’m talking about New Year’s Eve, the one night a year where we actually celebrate taking one more step toward our oblivion. Yes! Hope your plans are set, and I hope they are not lame like mine!
Onto the links!
There were five games in the NBA yesterday, including a huge win for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Get caught up here. [NBA.com]
Morning Shootaround? [NBA] You’re welcome!
And let’s complete your morning education with 7 things to takeaway from yesterday’s action. [Bleacher Report]
The NY Times has declared Thursday night’s showdown between the Golden State Warriors and the Miami Heat as the game of the week. Go see why. [NY Times.com]
Speaking of those Miami Heat: they necessity is the mother of invention. See how this phrase applies to the Heat’s desire to make the NBA Finals for the 4th straight time. [USA Today.com]
Evan Turner threw down a nifty windmill dunk at the end of his 76ers win against the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday. He apologized for the late game shenanigans, though. [Sports Illustrated] Personally, I don’t think he needed to – it’s not like Philadelphia was up by 40 when he did it.
Last but not least: I’ve already written about how I felt when the Celtics traded Paul Pierce. The dismal situation in Brooklyn isn’t making me feel any better about the bad hand that was dealt to a future Hall of Famer. [Masslive.com]
Thanks for the read, and be sure to stick around as I have some things up my sleeve today!!!