NBA players are susceptible to a seemingly unlimited amount of injuries during the grueling 82-game regular season. Strains, pulls, fractures, tweaks, bruises, tears – you name it. But this might be a new one.
The Celtics have unveiled a new green and gold, short-sleeved Adidas jersey that will be worn in conjunction with St. Patrick’s Day.
It took overtime to settle a Sunday night game between the Blazers and Rockets in Houston, and even then Damian Lillard and Patrick Beverley weren’t ready to call it quits after 53 minutes.
• The further removed from the NBA offseason, the easier it gets to misconstrue prudent teambuilding as detestable tanking. Howard Beck of Bleacher Report tackled the tanking issue head-on in his latest column with a case-by-case look at all of the teams allegedly slumming it this season for a chance to grab a top pick in the 2014 draft. It’s easy to look at Milwaukee’s record and forget that the Bucks began the season gunning (and spending for the playoffs), to take shots at the Jazz for letting go of two quality bigs in Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson or to lump in the Celtics with those teams who have deigned to lose by design.