May 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers spirit cheerleaders perform in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Daily Dish: May 5, 2014

Welcome to Monday, Boston Celtics fans!


I know – waking up is tough enough, but on a Monday?  Fuggedaboutit.  Yet here we are, trying to sleepwalk our way through yet another Monday morning.  No fears – you grab the coffee and danish, and I’ll provide the reading material.  Let’s proceed!

It may not have been quite as thrilling as Game Seven Saturday, but yesterday’s action included another two game sevens, one of which went down to the wire.  Get your scores, recaps and video highlights over at

The NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals are upon us, and man are the match-ups juicy, starting with the Brooklyn-Miami grudge match, which provides the opening to today’s Morning Shootaround.

And here’s your schedule for the semifinals.  []

What does the Daily Dime have in store for you today?  How about a “Thank you!” card from the Spurs to the Mavericks, of sorts. [ESPN]

The Indiana Pacers scared a lot of its fans by needing seven games to dispatch the eighth-seeded Atlanta Hawks.  Don’t worry, Pacers fans: Celtics fans already saw this movie . . . back in 2008.  [Sporting News]

Even if you’re not a Saturday Night Live fan – seriously, who still is? That show is lucky if it’s funny twice a night – you should still check out the show’s takedown of Donald Sterling, as well as Donnas Rodman, to boot!  [Sports Illustrated]

The 2013-2014 NBA regular season may not have been the most pleasant of experiences for fans of the Cs, but that doesn’t mean there were not some pleasant surprises throughout the year.  Here’s five!  [Bleacher Report]

Finally, you had to see this coming: the NBA Playoffs are not even close to being finished, yet Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is already itching to get training camp under way! []

Enjoy the reads!


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