Found February 09, 2012 on Basketball ]
PLAYERS: Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers says watching son Austin hit the winning shot for Duke was more fun than coaching.

Doc Rivers says watching son hit winner for Duke to beat UNC more fun than coaching

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VIDEO: Duke Beats North Carolina on an Austin Rivers 3-pointer at the Buzzer

The best rivalry in college basketball came down to the final seconds of the game. The Tar Heels were in control of the game, leading 82-72 with two minutes to play. In those last two minutes, North Carolina failed to get a shot off. Duke got hot and trailed by two with seconds to play. Then this happened.  Doc Rivers’ kid is pretty good. Check...

I think Doc Rivers is happy

So Doc Rivers just got to witness his son hit a 3 pointer at the buzzer to beat UNC tonight. They interviewed Doc after the game and asked him where this ranks in his life and he said it was up there. The Duke/UNC rivalry is as big as you can get. Then he mentioned Thursday night's match-up with the Lakers.  For some reason I'm seeing an encore buzzer beater by either Ray...

Doc, Pierce, KG & Ray Post Game Pressers vs. Lakers

Doc Rivers looked defeated after his team met that fate against the Lakers. Kevin Garnett was left off the All-Star team for the first time in over a decade. Paul Pierce missed his chance to nail the game-winner. Ray Allen was open on the last play of regulation, but Pierce couldn’t get him the ball.

Celtics on the low end

With about four minutes left in the game last night, Doc Rivers put his hands on his knees, crouched down, and clapped loudly for his team to play defense, as if he were coaching his son Spencer’s high school team.

Celtics embarrassed by Toronto 86-74

There are clunkers, and then there are games like the Celtics played on Friday night. Of course, I'm giving the Celtics credit by saying that they actually "played" the Toronto Raptors. I think some more realistic terms would be "walked through," "forgot to attend" and "were in a coma for." I've seen more energy and aggressiveness...

No. 10 Duke stuns No. 5 UNC, 85-84

Austin Rivers pulled up, launched a high-arcing 3-pointer - and shot No. 10 Duke right back to the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The freshman capped the Blue Devils' furious rally with a buzzer-beater that gave them an 85-84 win over No. 5 North Carolina on Wednesday night - and just might have put their season back on track. A few days earlier, Duke was reeling after...

Video: Austin Rivers game-winning three against North Carolina

The Duke/North Carolina men’s basketball rivalry is unquestionably one of the most intense in all of sports. Seemingly every game goes down to the wire. With #9 Duke down two points in the final seconds to #5 UNC , freshman guard Austin Rivers (son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers) had an opportunity to leave his [...]

Rivers Wishes Pierce Got Credit For Loyalty

Paul Pierce has played more than half his career for Doc Rivers.

Austin Rivers buries North Carolina, Duke wins 85-84

The 233rd meeting between Duke and North Carolina may have quite possibly gone down as one of the best games between the two rival schools. Duke freshman Austin Rivers buried a buzzer-beating three-point shot that gave Duke their 20th win of the season, 85-84 over North Carolina (20-4, 7-2). Rivers scored a career high 29 points (Duke freshman record vs. UNC) while hitting six three...

Your Morning Dump... Where Doc is still pissed off

  Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "If they want to use the overtime [Thursday] night (as an excuse for Friday's poor performance), then we are not mentally tough enough to be a winner," Rivers said. "...

Your Morning Dump... Where Kobe loved playing for the Celtics

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Of course I do. I remember being terrified of going to work out for the Celtics. I was such a Lakers fan growing up, I was like scared. Like, am I doing the right thing by working out with the Celtics...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 2/10

Herald  Celtics fall short in OT loss to Lakers Truth found with Stars Lakers beat Celts at old game Doc Rivers revels in Austin’s game-winning 3-pointer for Duke Globe  Celtics fall to Lakers in OT, 88-87 Video: Bob Ryan's analysis Kobe Bryant is a Rob Gronkowski fan Boston Sports video -Doc Rivers on the loss Celtics fail to get shots they want Paul Pierce lone Celtics...
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