Around the NBA 10/31: Things Celtics fans should know from last night

Not all was bad for Celtics fans last night. Although they moved into a tie for second place in the Atlantic Division following a home loss to the Raptors, the value of their potential 2016 draft picks received a huge boost. There were 22 other NBA teams in action on Friday.

Here are 8 things Celtics fans should know:


1. The Nets moved to 0-2 following last night's 27-point loss to the Spurs. The Celtics own the Nets 2016 first-round draft pick.

2. The Timberwolves continue to surprise as they moved to 2-0 with a 95-78 road win against the Nuggets. Much of the victory was due to the dominant performance of rookie, Karl-Anthony Towns, who finished with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks. The Celtics will receive the Timberwolves 2016 first-round draft pick as long as it falls outside picks 1 through 12.


3. The 76ers are going to be bad again this year. In their home opener, they lost 99-71 to the Jazz. Philadelphia is now 0-2 on the season.

4. As stated above, the Nets lost to the Bulls, and are now 0-2.

5. The 1-1 Knicks were idle.


6. Kevin Garnett played 22 minutes in yesterday's win over the Nuggets, and finished with 4 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals. Minnesota was +16 with the Big Ticket on the floor.

7. Rajon Rondo's second game in a Kings uniform was much better than his first. In a 132-114 win over the Lakers, he finished with 21 points on 9-13 shooting, 8 assists, and 4 turnovers in 24 minutes.

8. In his second game with the Lakers, Brandon Bass played 20 minutes, and finished with 8 points, and 2 rebounds.

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