Jun 8, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat fan Brian Przystup poses for a photo prior to the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game two of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Daily Dish: June 10, 2014

Good morning, Boston Celtics fans – welcome to Tuesday!

What’s the big deal with Tuesday?  Well, there isn’t one, really.  But it’s better than Monday, and that’s gotta count for something!

Game Three of the NBA Finals takes place tonight, and the San Antonio Spurs find themselves in hostile territory, trying to steal at least one road game from the defending champs.  Head over to FanSided’s Air Alamo to get a quick rundown of the Finals action so far; then check out Pounding The Rock’s preview of Game Three, which should fill Spurs’ fans with a little bit of optimism:

After the first two games of the series, it’s clear that this year’s edition of Spurs vs Heat has all the makings of another seven game series. Both sides have clearly shown they are the two most deserving squads to be in the position they are in right now, and the quality of the product is evident. San Antonio still looks like the better team after the first two outings and simply needs to hold LeBron to a mortal performance for the rest of the series. The Heat don’t seem to be strong enough outside of their biggest star to fill in the holes left when he is held at bay or on the bench. The Spurs are far deeper and will to need rely on that depth as they head deeper into this Finals series.

The Morning Shootaround has an interesting explanation on why it is taking the Los Angeles Lakers so long to hire a new head coach:

News broke yesterday that ex-Lakers guard Derek Fisher has agreed to become the New York Knicks’ new coach, thus taking a name once thought to be on the Lakers’ list off the market. Los Angeles continues to churn through names and interviews in search of its next coach, but could the delayed/slow search be due to its interest in landing Carmelo Anthony and/or LeBron James in free agency this summer? Sam Amick of USA Today has more . . .

Since he was the second-leading vote getter in our Celtics Options poll, here’s a glimpse of Boston Celtics’ prospect Noah Vonleh:

In other news, can someone just make this guy go away?

In a reversal, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will pursue a $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver, and withdraw his support for the sale of the team negotiated by his wife.

“I have decided that I must fight to protect my rights,” Sterling said Monday in a letter circulated widely among those involved in the sale and obtained by ESPN.com. “While my position may not be popular, I believe that my rights to privacy and the preservation of my rights to due process should not be trampled.”

Sterling’s attorney Max Blecher earlier told ESPN.com in an email, “The deal is off.”

And finally, here’s a video compilation of the dunks thrown down by Boston Celtics’ small forward Jeff Green this season.  Hey – why not?


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