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Boston Celtics Daily Dish: May 15, 2014

Happy Thursday, fellow Boston Celtics fans!

Did you catch last night’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat?  Because if you did not, you may have missed what could wind up being the last game in Kevin Garnett’s NBA career.  I’m just going out on a limb here, because I have no official proof, but I would surprised if we see Garnett back on the hardwood next season.

Just a hunch!

Onto the order of the day: the links.

The two teams who met in last year’s NBA Finals both took a step closer to getting re-acquainted with one another; check out the scores, recaps and video highlights to see how.  []

Today’s Morning Shootaround explains why the San Antonio cannot fully celebrate their Western Conference Semifinal victory over Portland just yet.  []

Meanwhile, here in the East, Paul Pierce’s season is over, but apparently he’s not ready to call it quits just yet.  []

The Daily Dime explains how some championship poise, and a good dose of luck, helped the Miami Heat dispose of the Nets.  [ESPN]  Damn Heat.

What do you think of Steve Kerr’s decision to spurn the New York Knicks for the Golden State Warriors?   Sounds like Kerr made a wise, basketball-driven decision, if this piece is to be believed.  [Sports Illustrated]

Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge will be attending the NBA Draft Combine – just don’t expect it to have much of an effect at all on Ainge’s draft strategy.  [ESPN]

Finally, if you put stock into rumors, it would appear that the Boston Celtics are really big on Dante Exum, and will interview both Exum and Marcus Smart. []  The backcourt of the future could be arriving, soon!


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