2/02/2016 09:39:00 AM
As the Celtics were traveling to New York in preparation of tonight’s game with the Knicks, there were 18 NBA teams in action last night. Here are 10 things you should know:
2016 DRAFT PICK WATCH
1. The Nets (12-37) lost to the Pistons last night. The Celtics own the Nets unconditional first-round draft pick. Brooklyn has the third-worst record in the NBA. As of today, the bottom of the league standings are as follows:
5. Suns 14-35
4. Timberwolves 14-35
3. Nets 12-37
2. Lakers 9-41
1. 76ers 7-41
2. The Celtics (27-22) were idle last night. They are currently projected to receive the 20th pick in the NBA draft. As of this morning, their complete list of picks include 3, 19, 20, 31, 35, 49, 53 and 58.
3. The Mavericks (28-23) lost to the Hawks 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. This pick would be conveyed if the season ended today as they would be projected to receive the 19th pick in the draft.
ATLANTIC DIVISION WATCH
4. Nets lost to the Pistons 105-100.
5. Toronto lost to the Nuggets 112-93.
Atlantic Division Standings as of 2/2
New York 23-27
EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS WATCH
6. Winners: Cavaliers, Pistons and Hawks
7. Losers: Pacers, Raptors and Bulls
Eastern Conference Standings as of 2/2
1. Cavaliers 35-12
2. Raptors 32-16
3. Heat 27-21
4. Hawks 28-22
5. Bulls 26-21
6. Celtics 27-22
7. Pistons 26-23
8. Pacers 25-23
8. Rajon Rondo played 35 minutes in the Kings win over the Bucks last night. Rondo shot 6 of 10 from the field and 4 of 4 from three and finished with 19 points, 7 assists, 6 turnovers, 3 steals and 2 rebounds.
9. Tony Allen played 32 minutes in the Grizzlies win over the Pelicans last night. He finished with 2 points and 7 rebounds.
10. Jeff Green played 34 minutes off the bench, where he has been thriving, in the Grizzlies win and finished with 24 points and 7 rebounds.
WHAT'S ON TONIGHT?
Celtics @ Knicks
Heat @ Rockets
Raptors @ Suns
LSU (Ben Simmons Watch) @ Auburn
TCU @ Oklahoma (Buddy Hield Watch)
Providence (Kris Dunn Watch) @ Depaul
Duke (Brandon Ingram Watch) @ Georgia Tech
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2/02/2016 09:39:00 AM