Put a fork in them — both of them. The Lakers and Celtics, that is. They’re done.
The Boston Celtics were a borderline championship contender even before they learned they would be without Rajon Rondo for the remainder of the season, and now they have no hope. The only question for me is whether Danny Ainge will break up the core of the team and trade either Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce.
And then we have the Lakers, who knocked off the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday and looked pretty good in doing so.
Congratulations, fellas, but that doesn’t make up for three months of ineptitude.
And as I discuss with CineSport’s Noah Coslov in the video below, it is time for the Lakers to determine whether it is best to trade Dwight Howard or risk losing him for nothing in the summer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.