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Boston Celtics Daily Dish: April 15, 2014

Good morning, Boston Celtics fans!

The Cs are one game away from working on their golf game, but never fear: we’re just getting started here at Hardwood Houdini.  Once the playoffs start, we will be discussing the games, especially when it comes to Atlantic Division teams and future free agents who may be in line to wear Celtics green in the nit-so-distant future.

Anyway, lets go the links!

Two-thirds of the NBA played last night, including the team that clinched the East’s number one seed and a playoff-hopeful that just feel short.  Get your scores, recaps, and video highlights at NBA. com.

Morning Shootaround time!  Get the blood pumping! [NBA]

How ’bout those Phoneix Suns?  As today’s Daily Dime pointed out, they proved a lot of people wrong, and will be a team to keep an eye on in 2014-2015.

It’s funny how teams can go from being darlings to duds so quickly.  Just ask the Golden State Warriors what that feels like, as they are solidly in the “dud” category right now.  [Sporting News]

Who will the darlings of this year’s playoffs be?  Maybe one of these underdogs?  [Bleacher Report]

I try to avoid being a giant homer – and I think I’ve been sarcastic enough when it comes to the Boston Celtics to dispel that myth – but it’s true: I see the silver lining in the cloud that was this season and am truly excited for next year.  Guess I’m not the only one – check out what Danny Ainge had to say about Rajon Rondo’s 2014-2015 season. [Masslive.com]

Finally, here’s a nice piece that looks back on the Boston Marathon bombing that took place one year ago today, and how sports have helped us cope with such a terrible tragedy. [b/r]



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