Happy Friday, Boston Celtics fans!
The Boston Celtics play their second-to-last home game of the season tonight – sad, but true! Be sure to tune in . . . if you can’t make it to the game, of course!
Talk about a light schedule: only two games in the NBA last night? What gives? There’s 13 tonight – you guys couldn’t spread them out a bit?!? Get your scores, recaps, and video highlights here. [NBA.com]
How about your Morning Shootaround? [NBA] Oh yeah – we got that!
Your Daily Dime opens up with a look at the race for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference – and why no one really wants it. [ESPN]
Didn’t I just share a link for the Floppies yesterday? Why wasn’t Rajon Rondo in that list, since he received a warning for his flop against the Hawks on Wednesday? [Sports Illustrated]
At various points this seasons, Jabari Parker was considered to be the number one NBA prospect in college basketball. Here’s a look at why Andrew Wiggins has surpassed Parker for the final time. [Bleacher Report]
Hard to believe, but there are still a handful of players from the class of 1996 playing in the NBA today – many of whom are contributing members of teams with playoff aspirations. Where does the class of ’96 rank among the all-time greatest draft classes? [Sporting News]
As we look back on the Celtics’ 2013-2014 season, we should pay attention to the events that changed the course of this team. [b/r] You know what they say: learn from the past!
And speaking of learning from the past – how troubling is Avery Bradley’s history of injury? Read Danny Ainge’s thoughts on the subject. [Masslive.com]
Thanks – and be on the look-out for our game-day coverage of tonight’s Celtics-Bobcats game!