Around the NBA 11/19: Things Celtics fans should know from last night

In addition to the Celtics and Mavericks, there were 18 NBA teams in action last night. Here are things you should know:


1. The Nets lost a close game to the Hornets last night 116-111. They are now 2-10, which is the third worst record in the NBA. The Celtics own the Brooklyn Nets 2016 first-round draft pick.

2. The Timberwolves lost in overtime to the Magic 104-101. They are now 5-7, which is tied for the 23rd worst record in the NBA. 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 mounted a huge comeback in Boston last night to defeat the Celtics 106-102. They are now 8-4, which is the fifth best record in the NBA. 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.


4. The Raptors lost to the Jazz.

5. The 76ers lost to the Pacers.

6. The Nets lost to the Hornets.

7. The Celtics lost to the Mavericks.

Atlantic Division as of 11/19
Boston 6-5
Toronto 7-6
New York 6-6
Brooklyn 2-10
Philadelphia 0-12


8. Rajon Rondo had another triple-double last night in the Kings loss to the Hawks. He finished with 12 points (6-9 FG), 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Maybe Rondo really is determined to compete this year. Is a Comeback Player of the Year in his future? As of now, he has my vote. Who has yours?


9. Simmons and LSU will be playing their third game of the season tonight against South Alabama. The game is on the SEC Network. Through two games, Simmons has played 30 MPG and averaged an incredible 16.5 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 5.5 APG, 2.0 SPG and 2.0 BPG.

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