The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
The Knicks should have their size back in time for their playoff opener, with Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin both on the mend.
Great for most of the Olympics, just good enough for gold.
Brian Shapiro gets up close with the USA Basketball team at the Mendenhall Center on the UNLV Campus.