More mistakes are coming. But over the next few years, the Boston Celtics should find good use for Williams' special athleticism at center. In just under 19 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, he finished with 18 points, five rebounds, three blocks and two assists.
The Mavericks are finishing up facing a murderer’s row of the NBA’s top tier teams in the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday night and the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night. The Mavericks have fallen short in three out of four bubble games but will try to bounce back in what could be a Finals preview. This is most definitely not a Finals preview, but I want to see if my editor is paying attention.
The NBA playoff picture is getting a little clearer, and the Eastern Conference field of qualifiers is now set. Brooklyn and Orlando clinched the last two remaining East spots Friday, meaning no play-in series — a new wrinkle added to the rules of the NBA's season restart at Walt Disney World — will be needed on that half of the bracket. Brooklyn secured its trip by defeating Sacramento 119-106.