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round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Entering Friday’s game, the Celtics, Pacers and Pistons effectively trailed the Nets and Hornets by one game for the eighth seed. With the win, the C’s now own the exact same record as the Hornets (23-33
After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.
under the NBA’s luxury tax and cannot make a trade that puts them over that line because of Keith Bogans’ involvement in the Nets deal. So, the C’s essentially must send at least the equivalent of Asik’s $8.4 million cap hit out the door. Stein
early to count Pierce and Garnett out. The Nets trail the Celtics by just three games ..... first-round pick in the process. And the Nets might have to pay an assistant coach a ..... of 11-of-16 games in Brooklyn for the Nets that begins Tuesday night. However the
simple, and Tuesday night’s loss to the Nets was a reminder why. The Celtics once ..... Jordan Crawford and Phil Pressey against the Nets . In other words, a guy Doc Rivers wasted ..... final three Celtics possessions against the Nets in an 80-80 game. 1) Crawford picks
and immaturity gets in the way. In the East, it’s the Heat, Pacers, Bulls (if Derrick Rose returns healthy) and now, the Nets . The Knicks have just as many questions as the Celtics and are much older. The Bucks are a young team on the rise but still
Pierce shed some light. When his free throw completed the greatest fourth-quarter comeback in NBA playoff history against the Nets 11 years ago, the Garden rocked, TV cameras shook and alone in a room I jumped up and down on a mattress. I was 21 years
HOT FIRST HALF Remember when the Celtics had eclipsed 100 points by the end of the third quarter in an opening night win over the Nets ? Well, that’s the only other time this season the C’s had scored 67 points in the first half — until they matched that
might be going back to where it all began. According to reports out of Minneapolis , the Timberwolves have had talks with the Nets about acquiring the player who spent his first 12 NBA seasons in Minnesota before he was traded to the Celtics in 2007. Flip
forward was named Sixth Man of the Year in 1995. He was an All-Star in 2001 while with the Bucks. Mason also played for the Nets , Nuggets, Hornets and Heat. He averaged 10.8 points and 8.3 rebounds. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb
Smith of the Rockets. Old friend Jeff Green takes an alley-oop pass from Marc Gasol and dunks in the Grizzlies ‘ win over the Nets . TRIVIA ANSWER: Ross Brooks SOOTHING SOUNDS: Bobby “Boris” Pickett, who died in 2007, was born on this day in 1938 in
would like to have around. In the mean while start rooting for the Nets because the Knicks dont want you. In an interview with ESPN, Bierman said he would “never” cheer for the Nets . Added Bierman’s son, Aaron: “We thought maybe [Dolan