Chauncey Billups once thought he'd have a career like Paul Pierce.
The Wizards are assured of a record worse than last season's 26-56, as they head into Wednesday's season finale with 23 wins. But only one thing has dampened the atmosphere at the Verizon Center the past couple of weeks, and it's not the Wizards' level of play or their potential next season.
A day after a beatdown by the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers chose rest over seeding when he sat Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo for Monday night's game against the Washington Wizards.
The first three quarters of the Wizards home finale against the Celtics was a dull, lackluster performance by both teams.
Rajon Rondo had 20 points and 14 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 104-88 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Shaquille O'Neal returned to the floor for the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
On every scouting report Virginia Commonwealth puts together, opposing players who are great outside shooters get a special designation _ a picture of Steve Kerr.
Even before needing five stitches above his left eye, Carmelo Anthony understood this could be painful.
The Boston Celtics unloaded lots of big men at the NBA trading deadline and the key to making sure the moves pay off rests with the biggest guy who's still left _ Shaquille O'Neal.