So, Boston Celtics fans: remember the other day, when I told you that the Boston Celtics still had something left to play for, due to their desire to put a dent in the playoff aspirations of the Atlanta Hawks?
Yeah . . . about that . . . having failed to set the Hawks back, the Celtics now have a whole lot of nothing left to play for, except for pride, which has pretty much taken the season off, already.
I mean, the Celtics can’t even ruin the Charlotte Bobcats’ playoff chances: the Bobcats got a spot all locked up!
That’s okay, though: we’re all pretty certain that the Bobcats won’t be winning a championship this season, whereas the Celtics COULD win the first pick in the draft. The Celtics will begin tonight’s game tied with the Orlando Magic for the third-worst record in the NBA, which would give Boston a 15.6% of landing the top pick in the upcoming draft if they could hold on to that spot.
There is a subplot worth following tonight, and that is Rajon Rondo‘s challenge of playing against Kemba Walker. Walker will be making his NBA postseason debut soon, and would certainly like to re-assert himself as a clutch performer, which was obviously his reputation coming out of UCONN. Rondo, on the other hand, is probably eager to remind the young Bobcat that he is still one of the league’s top dogs. I look forward to watching Rondo assert himself right from the opening tip-off tonight.
The game is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Follow our staff on Twitter @HoudiniCeltics, as Trey will be covering the game and Mark should be providing some insight live from TD Garden!