VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Celtics, Bulls in same hotel after losses

NEW YORK (AP) - One New York hotel, two unhappy basketball teams.

Advertisement
The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls are staying at the same location this weekend. Both lost their playoff openers Saturday, the Celtics falling 85-78 to the New York Knicks and the Bulls getting routed 106-89 by the Nets in Brooklyn.

``This was a quiet, dark hotel last night. The New York-area teams didn't treat the guests very well,'' Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Sunday.

Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau was an assistant under Rivers when the Celtics won the 2008 NBA title. They still talk, and Thibodeau said his old boss invited him out Friday, but he wasn't able to go.

``Unfortunately, I missed the free dinner,'' Thibodeau said. ``It pained me to miss it.''

The Bulls play Game 2 against the Nets on Monday. Boston will try to even its series with the Knicks on Tuesday.

Neither visiting team practiced Sunday. Instead, both held meetings in the hotel, then met with reporters about 2 1/2 hours apart.

``It's just not a good hotel today,'' Rivers said. ``Two losing teams. I think one should leave.''

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Akins: Hoop Trends - Sunday
Heat F James Johnson out 7-10 days
Lakers retiring Kobe's numbers Monday
Lakers' Caldwell-Pope out three games
Knicks spoil Anthony's return to MSG
LeBron notches 60th career triple-double
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
12-1 L3 Days, 18-3 L21 Totals
8-0 L8 Guaranteed Run
3-0 Y'day, 16-6 Totals, 47-27 Picks
11-3 G-Play Run, 15-6 L21 Picks
7-2 L6 Days, 14-5 L19 Selections
3-0 L3, 20-7 Run, 16-7 G-Plays
6-1 Last 7 NBA G-Plays
3-0 LN, 20-10 G-Plays, 30-15 Picks
8-4 Last 12 Guarantees
10-3 L13 Picks, 14-5 G-Plays TY
3-0 Last 3 Selections
6-3 Record Last 2 Days
6-2 L8 NBA Guarantees
7-2 Record Last 9 Picks
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2017 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 1104
Mark Franco + 941
Chip Chirimbes + 885
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 1066
Antony Dinero + 754
Bruce Marshall + 749
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Marc Lawrence 65 %
Michael Black 65 %
Don Anthony 63 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 1149
Don Anthony + 872
The Gold Sheet + 845
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 1729
Alex Smart + 911
Scott Rickenbach + 629
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1126
Chip Chirimbes + 797
Jimmy Boyd + 733
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership