11/30/2015 08:55:00 AM
As the Celtics continued their Jekyll and Hyde season against the Magic, there were 14 other NBA teams in action. Here are some things you should know:
2016 DRAFT PICK WATCH
1. The Nets looked destined for another disappointing performance after scoring only 35 points in the first half, but used a big second half to defeat the Pistons 87-83 in Brooklyn last night. With the win, they are now 4-13 and tied with the Pelicans for the third worst record in the NBA. The Celtics own the Nets 2016 first-round draft pick.
2. The Timberwolves fell to 8-9 after losing to the Clippers 107-99 on the road. Minnesota will convey their first-round pick to the Celtics only if it falls between 13-30. If Minnesota's pick falls between 1-12, they will instead convey their second-round picks in 2016 and 2017.
3. The Mavericks (10-7) were idle last night. Dallas will convey their first-round pick to the Celtics only if it falls between 8-30. If Dallas' pick falls between 1-7, the conditional 2016 pick will become a 2017 first-round pick with the same conditions.
ATLANTIC DIVISION STANDINGS WATCH
4. The Raptors lost at home to the Suns 107-102.
5. The Nets beat the Pistons at home 87-83.
6. The Celtics struggled in a losing effort to the Magic 110-91.
7. The 76ers suffered a road defeat to the Grizzlies 92-84.
8. The Knicks were defeated by the Rockets 116-111 after blowing a 15-point lead at home.
Atlantic Division as of 11/30
New York 8-10
FORMER CELTIC WATCH
9. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers were back on the same court last night as the Timberwolves visited Los Angeles to face the Clippers. Garnett played 15 minutes, scored 0 points on 0-5 shooting, but was plus-6 with 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Pierce scored 10 points in 10 minutes on 4-8 shooting, 2-6 from three.
WHAT'S ON TAP TONIGHT?
Celtics @ Heat 7:30 p.m.
Mavericks @ Kings 10:00 p.m.
Blazers @ Clippers 10:30 p.m.
COUNTDOWN TO CELTICS ENDING WARRIORS WIN STREAK
The Warriors are 18-0 and will travel to Boston on December 11th. For any fans hoping the Celtics will give Golden State their first loss, here is the Warriors schedule between now and then, which includes five more games and begins tonight @ Jazz 9:00 p.m.
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11/30/2015 08:55:00 AM