Around the NBA 11/4: Things Celtics fans should know from last night
Although the Boston Celtics were idle, there were 14 other NBA teams in action last night. Here are 4 things you should know:
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1. The Dallas Mavericks fell to the Toronto Raptors at home last night. They are now 2-2 on the season. The Celtics will receive the Mavericks 2016 first-round draft pick as long as it falls outside picks 1 through 7.
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2. As referenced above, the Raptors were able to stay undefeated by winning a road game against the Mavericks. Toronto is now 4-0.
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3. Former Celtics did battle last night in Sacramento, as the Kings squared off with the Grizzles, who ended up winning the game 103-89. Rondo played 27 minutes, going 2-10 from the field, and finished with 5 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. He was also a team worst minus-17.
4. In the Grizzlies win over the Kings, Jeff Green and Tony Allen finished with the same stat line, scoring 5 points, grabbing 4 rebounds and dishing out 2 assists.
WHAT'S ON TAP FOR TONIGHT?
7:00 p.m.: Celtics will look to get back on track as they face Larry Bird's Pacers in Indiana. The Pacers played and won at Detroit last night, so Boston will be getting them on a back-to-back.
8:00 p.m.: The Nets draft pick may get a little brighter tonight as they travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks. Brooklyn is 0-4 on the season.
8:00 p.m.: The 2-2 Knicks will play in Cleveland against the Cavaliers on ESPN.
8:00 p.m.: The 0-3 76ers travel to Milwaukee to face the Bucks.
8:00 p.m.: The undefeated Raptors face the Thunder in Oklahoma City.
9:00 p.m.: Rajon Rondo will lead his Kings into Phoenix.
10:30 p.m.: Paul Pierce is going to get his first taste of the Warriors-Clippers rivalry tonight on ESPN. Should be a fun matchup between the two undefeated Western Conference teams. The game is being played in Golden State.