Morning, Boston Celtics fans, and welcome to Sunday.
If you are anything like me, you have already put your bracket down and resigned yourself to the fact that you’re not going to win whatever NCAA Tournament pool you are in this year. No, my bracket is not totally busted - first rounds upsets aside, most of the Sweet Sixteen is shaping up according to plan – but you and I both know that, in every pool, there’s some insane people who pick crazy upsets because it will eventually pay off. For example: 3.1% of people who filled out brackets had Dayton in the Sweet Sixteen. Heck, 0.9% picked Mercer to make into the Sweet Sixteen, which is still a possibility.
Hmph. I’m getting a little angry just thinking about it, so it’s time to hit the links!
Yes, the NBA is crazy enough to schedule games during March Madness. Eight went down last night – scores, recaps and video highlights here. [NBA.com]
Ah – here’s a story that never gets old: the Miami Heat are struggling, having lost 7 of their past 11 games. [ESPN] As an added bonus, it’s great to star University of Kentucky alum Anthony Davis playing like a superstar.
The Philadelphia 76ers are threatening to make history, as they are currently riding a franchise-worst 24 game losing streak. As a result, the team is grading on the curve. [CSN Philly] Can’t say I blame them.
Here’s a blast from the past: Isiah Thomas recollecting about the time Karl Malone hit with the “cheapest” foul “in the history of the game.” [Yahoo! Sports] Hey – them’s fighting words!
And they’re in the stretch! The NBA regular season is winding down – what grades have all 30 teams earned thus far? [Bleacher Report]
Last, but never least: your Boston Celtics link of the day is from a few days ago -sorry, I missed it! – and shows us there’s some fire burning in Jeff Green’s belly. [B/R]
Enjoy more bracket-busting today!