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Boston Celtics Daily Dish: April 11, 2014

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.  []

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.  []

Thanks – and be on the look-out for our game-day coverage of tonight’s Celtics-Bobcats game!


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  • Bruce Faubel

    What happens to the Lottery order if Orlando and Boston are tied in the won loss record?

    • Richard Spalding

      Good question! In that case, the two teams receive the average of the total number of combinations available among the two positions. There are 156 chances for the 3rd worst team to get the first pick, and 119 chances for the 4th worst. Add those up, divide by two, and flip a coin to see which team gets the extra chance since this total won’t be evenly divided by two.

      Seems kid of complicated – couldn’t they just compare head-to-head records, and wins in a division?!?