Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics had himself a hell of a night. He scored a career high 42 points, en route to a 111-103 victory over the Hawks in game three of their best of seven series. Boston now finds themselves down 2-1 but just when things were looking up, the atmosphere for game four took a drastic turn as it was announced there is a chance Thomas could be suspended after he got away with smacking Dennis Schroder during the first quarter.
Coming into last night, The Warriors hadn’t lost a game in front of their home crowd in over a year, 54 games to be exact. After last night, The Warriors home win streak came to a halt as the Boston Celtics came into town and played them tough and walked out with a huge win.
As the trade deadline came and went on Wednesday, Celtics GM Danny Ainge revealed that his team was very close to pulling off a blockbuster trade with a player who would have stayed in Boston for years to come. Since it fell through, Ainge refused to name the player or the other team involved but after some digging it is now known that the player was Jahlil Okafor, which definitely would have a been a big deal involving the rookie.
For the thousands if not millions of people out there who have been hoping to see Floyd Mayweather lose, you finally got your wish. Too bad for you though that it wasn’t in the ring and instead came via the basketball court. Floyd tried to challenge his friend, Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics, to a game and for the first time in years, all the talking and showboating wasn’t enough.
Early this morning when Jae Crowder woke up, he had his own Instagram account. After some strange activity the account is now totally deleted and it appears his wife is the reason why. She either hacked into his Instagram or already knew the password and decided to air out his apparent sidechick.
Marcus Smart suffered an ugly injury to his right hand last night during an NBA summer league game. Now it’s not as gruesome as what happened to Jason Pierre Paul but it was very painful because Marcus was screaming at the top of his lungs in the arena.
Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has said he’d ideally like to trade his treasure trove of first-round picks – up to 10 over the next four years – for veterans. I doubt Ainge would do that at any cost, but that route sure worked well last time with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joining Paul Pierce in Boston.
The Boston Celtics put up a good fight but the talent, strength and abilities of the Cleveland Cavaliers proved to be too much for the young team; they were swept in the first round. Hats off to the Boston Celtics, who finished their season with the second best record since January only behind the Cavs.