Boston Celtics defeat Seattle Supersonics, 111-82

Kevin Durant was in the house last night and it was hard not to wonder what would have happened if Celtics fans had gotten their wish when Wyc Grousbeck and Tommy Heinsohn went to Secaucus, N.J., last May 22.

Remember that night? The Celtics had played their way (24-58) into a great shot at the first or second pick in the draft and Green fans were frothing when the ping-pong balls tumbled. And then we learned the buzzard luck was still alive on Causeway Street. After al...

You had the feeling this one was going to be over in a hurry. Seattle had lost five straight and nine of 10, was playing on the second night of a back-to-back, was finishing up an Eastern swing of seven games, and, well, is one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Celtics, meanwhile, had won nine straight, were unbeaten in March, had won 10 in a row at home, and had the best record in the league.

Not even Tim Donaghy could change this one.

The Celtics took control earl...