It’s all over but the crying, Boston Celtics fans!
With last night’s loss to the Washington Wizards, the Boston Celtics have wrapped up their 2013-2014 NBA regular season. Obviously, we diehard hoops fans will still be tuning into the NBA Playoffs, but it’s always tough to have to say good-bye to the Celtics when the fun is just beginning.
Check back in with us for our various reflections on the Celtics’ year-that-was, and for our playoff coverage! For now, all I can offer you are . . . the links!
Every single team playing on one night? Ker-razy! Here’s all your scores, recaps and video highlights. [NBA.com] Take your time – I’ll be here!
Your Morning Shootaround takes a look ahead to . . . Kobe Bryant’s comeback next season? [NBA] Guys: this year’s playoffs start in two days! Focus!
Now this is more like it: the Daily Dime actually opens up with a look at a playoff team! [ESPN] ESPN just took the NBA to school.
Here’s a handy guide: a ranking of the playoff series, based on entertainment value! [Sports Illustrated]
And if you need something a bit more comprehensive than SI’s watchability piece, here are actual breakdowns of each playoff series. [Bleacher Report]
Hey: remember Tracy McGrady? Yeah – he used to play basketball! Now he’s gone all Michael Jordan on us – read about his baseball debut! [b/r]
Looking ahead to next year, Brad Stevens has issued a challenge to his team: if the Boston Celtics want to succeed, they are going to have to develop a defensive DNA, first and foremost. [Green Street]
And finally: speaking of looking ahead to next, it appears that Rajon Rondo wants to be involved with the rebuild – seriously, the man wants to be INVOLVED. [Masslive.com]