Boston rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat Cleveland 111-108 on Sunday night in Cleveland. Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer with a tenth of a second to play was the difference.
The Celtics were without point guard Isaiah Thomas, which made everyone assume the game (and the series) was over. Thomas is out for the remainder of the postseason with a hip injury that will be examined Monday . Marcus Smart took Thomas’ place in the starting lineup and had a huge game (27 points, seven assists).
Since then, he has not been able to work out for teams — he subsequently had surgery to address a stress fracture in his foot — but he has been continuing to draw interest from teams in the second half of the first round.
Jackson has been traveling to visit various teams with picks (or the potential to acquire picks) in the high teens and 20s, a source told Sporting News. Atlanta, with the No. 19 pick, had Jackson in for an interview, as did the Knicks, who are in the market to obtain picks later in the first round.
Also of note: Utah brought in Jackson, who went to high school at Lone Peak, situated between Salt Lake City and Provo. The Jazz have picks No. 24 and 30, and will be seeking guard depth.
We may see something similar to Durant happen this offseason if Chris Paul leaves Cheap Heat Jerseys the Clippers to join the Spurs, which is being speculated. San Antonio was one of the few teams that could have competed with Golden State, and adding Paul would dramatically Cheap Hockey Jerseys Custom change the landscape. Not only would the Spurs be stronger, but the Clippers, talented in their own right, would be weaker.