Lottery left the Celtics feeling blue

The inane workings of the lottery left Portland smiling and Boston bumming, writes Jay Bilas.

Originally Published: May 23, 2007
By Jay Bilas | ESPN.com
I cannot tell you honestly that I am a big fan of Secaucus, N.J., in the spring. It is not my first choice for a vacation destination. It is, however, a fun trip if you like bingo, Keno or any other game that follows pingpong balls or the like.

Of course, it is a bittersweet trip for NBA personnel. If you are at the lottery, it usually means that your team missed the playoffs and you are in desperate need of talent. But every so often, having the pingpong balls bounce your way can mean a decade of success.

Jay Bilas

College Basketball analyst

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