The Nets and Celtics finalized their draft-night trade Friday, a nine-player, three-draft-pick swap centered on the two aging champions who won a title in Boston in 2008.
While the Nets will have a starting lineup that includes Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez along with Pierce and Garnett, you have to worry about the longevity of this team.
The 7-foot center who made Syracuse an imposing team last season and now dons the famed uniform of the Boston Celtics hoping to leave his mark on the NBA.
Kris Joseph, a 6-foot-7 small forward, leads Syracuse in scoring, averaging 13.8 points and nearly five rebounds, and is tied for second on the team in steals.
Brandon Triche scored 18 points, Kris Joseph added 11 in the final home game of his career, and second-ranked Syracuse beat No. 19 Louisville 58-49 on Saturday.
Brandon Triche had 18 points, including a pair of free throws that broke the final tie with 88 seconds left, and No. 3 Syracuse beat West Virginia 63-61 on Saturday.
Kris Joseph scored 17 points, Brandon Triche added 16, and top-ranked Syracuse remained unbeaten with a gritty 73-66 victory over No. 20 Marquette on Saturday.
Kris Joseph scored 16 points, Dion Waiters added 14 and No. 5 Syracuse beat Fordham 78-53 on Saturday in their season opener.
Jim Boeheim certainly hasn’t forgotten that magical game at MSG two years ago. Neither have Kris Joseph, Rick Jackson and the rest of the Syracuse players who were on the floor that night. How could they? How could anybody?
Swoon? What swoon? Syracuse point guard Scoop Jardine and the rest of the No. 11 Orange have forgotten all about an uncharacteristic skid that began in mid-January and sent them from No. 3 to No. 17 in a span of two weeks.
Jim Boeheim just stared at the Carrier Dome court that bears his name. Another game was slipping away from his Orange and he was out of answers.
Kris Joseph scored 18 points and No. 4 Syracuse remained undefeated with a 76-59 victory over St. John’s at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
The only regular-season meeting with St. John’s would appear to be an ideal chance to keep Syracuse’s unbeaten streak going. The improved Red Storm, however, will likely provide a much stiffer challenge this time.
Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim is in a good place as he starts his 35th season as coach at his alma mater — he has a seemingly endless well of talent.