Apr 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; The Kentucky Wildcats celebrate winning against the Wisconsin Badgers during the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Daily Dish: April 6, 2014

Good morning, Boston Celtics fans!

I hope you all got a chance to watch the Final Four last night – UCONN ending Florida’s 30-game winning streak!  Kentucky winning yet another nail-biter with perhaps the most impressive freshman class in the history of NCAA basketball.  All of which means we will get to watch a few solid NBA prospects in Julius Randle and Shabazz Napier Monday night.  (Yes: I’m aware that most of UK’s team could declare themselves eligible for the draft, but the there are only three players on the team I feel are ready, and only one will be a top-ten pick.)

Ok – enough about college hoops.  What is going on in the NBA this morning?

Only six games were played last night; get your scores, recaps, and video highlights here.  [NBA.com]

Even though it’s Sunday, I’m still requiring you to take place in the Morning Shootaround.  [NBA]  You’ll thank me for it later.

Time for your Sunday Daily Dime, too.  [ESPN]

We all know that the majority of fans watch the NBA because they want to see offense – deep threes!  Ridiculous shots!  Slam dunks!  But you know what they say: defense wins championships, and here are five players deserving of the defensive player of the year award. [Dime]

What a weird season for the NBA, with two of its most successful franchises (Boston and Los Angeles) lottery-bound.   Changes are coming for both franchises, including the possible exit of Pau Gasol from LA.  [Sports Illustrated]

And speaking of changes, Jared Sullinger vows to come back a different Jared Sullinger after playing in the summer league during the upcoming offseason.  [Masslive.com]  Don’t come back too different, Sully!  But maybe lay off the three-ball.

Enjoy!

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