Around the NBA 11/29: Things Celtics fans should know from last night
As the Celtics were flying to Orlando for a Sunday night match-up with the Magic, there were 14 NBA teams in action last night. Here are some things you should know:
2016 DRAFT PICK WATCH
1. The Nets lost to the Cavaliers 90-88. They are 3-13. The Celtics own the Brooklyn Nets 2016 first-round draft pick.
2. The Timberwolves did not play. They are 8-8, which is good for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. 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 beat the the Nuggets 92-81. They are 10-7. 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 defeated the Wizards 84-82.
5. The Nets lost the Cavaliers 90-88.
Atlantic Division as of 11/29 Toronto 11-6
New York 8-9
FORMER CELTIC WATCH
6. As Rajon Rondo learned last night, nothing like playing the Warriors to slow you down. Rondo played 25 minutes. He finished with 7 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds.
COUNTDOWN TO CELTICS ENDING WARRIORS WIN STREAK
The Warriors are 18-0. They travel to Boston to play the Celtics on December 11th. Let's hope the Warriors get to that game undefeated.