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BOSTON — In Doc Rivers‘ mind, there is something worse than Jordan Crawford taking one of his patented off-balance, contested 3-point shots with plenty of time left on the shot clock. And that is planting a seed of doubt in the fearless shooter’s mind that, maybe, he is being too carefree for his own good.
Crawford has long been criticized for his questionable shot selection, which has limited the effectiveness of the otherwise dangerous shot-maker. His poor decision-making earned him a spot deep on the bench in Washington, where he languished in a sea of “DNPs” before he came to Boston at the trade deadline. Since joining the Celtics, Crawford has been as advertised, and that is fine with Rivers.
“I don’t want to get in his way,” Rivers said before his team took on the Knicks on Tuesday. “We don’t have time to change him or coach him to where he fits the exact role the way you want him to play. What I’ve done, when you get a player this late in the year, you tell him, ‘Just go play. I
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Doc Rivers no longer has a horse in the race, now that his son Austin Rivers is plying his trade in the NBA. The Celtics coach and college basketball fan does have a rooting interest in the NCAA Tournament, though.
Rivers admitted that he is enjoying Florida Gulf Coast’s run to the Sweet 16, and that he has a personal connection with the Eagles. FGCU’s primary alley-oop thrower...
Here's Doc Rivers' interview from today's practice. Doc talks injuries, the Knicks, and getting the Celtics back on track.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
Here's Ainge on Kevin Garnett's injury:
"I'll guess two weeks, just because we want to make sure he's really ready" Ainge said of Garnett's recovery timeline. I think it happened in...
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The Boston Celtics are trying to start momentum heading into the 2013 playoffs, but their road struggles continue to pile up as days are knocked off the calendar, and the only way to gain consistency is in a TD Garden setting.
Doc Rivers and company currently post a 24-10 home record, which is remarkably higher than their 12-23...
The wear and tear of age is getting the best of veteran Kevin Garnett.
Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has gone on the record stating that Garnett will miss two weeks in the team’s crucial stretch run towards the post season.
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Here's Doc Rivers on Kevin Garnett's injury:
"He hurt his foot in the Dallas game. Unless something crazy happens in the MRI -- that I can tell you, at first look, they didn’t see that -- unless something happens, at the end of the day, he may miss some games, but we’re going to err on right side [of caution]. Whatever they decide, if they give me option of, '...
Is there anyone better than Doc Rivers at drawing up a play? I don't think there is one. Some how, everyone Cleveland collapsed to Pierce on the baseline giving Jeff Green all that room to run, jump and lay in a pretty lay up as the game expired. Boston needed this win and Jeff Green courtesy of Doc Rivers provided it.
#celtics Coach Rivers; Kevin Garnett doubtful for tomorrow, almost positive not playing.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) March 25, 2013
#Celtics coach Doc Rivers: Would not be surprised to miss KG “4, 5 games” … not timetable, just wouldn’t be surprised if it is.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) March 25, 2013
Courtney Lee missed practice today along with Garnett, but he...
Courtesy WEEI’s Mike Petraglia:
Before Monday’s practice at the teams training facility, Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce wins a wager with head coach Doc Rivers and makes the assistant coaches run wind sprints. Taking part in the running for assistant coaches Tyronn Lue, Armond Hill and Kevin Eastman. Doc Rivers was not forced to take part in the drill.
Wind springs? Light...
Doc and Danny both spoke at the Celtics practice today. They both tried to reassure everyone that there was nothing in KG's MRI that was crazy. Both also said that he might miss 4-5 of the remaining games but should be fine for the playoffs. Here's where piecing the information from Twitter gets a bit concerning. Let's compare Doc's info to Danny's.
Doc Rivers discussed Kevin Garnett's inflamed ankle before his Celtics took on the Knicks Tuesday night on TNT. Garnett, who has struggled with injury since the All-Star break, will miss the next four to five games. "He just didn't improve much," Doc said. "You pretty much prepare for everything. Just like Woody is over there, they've had a lot of the same...
After a three game road trip last week the Celtics looked to bounce back at home against their division rival the New York Knicks. Both teams came into the night plagued by injuries forcing them to go with unconventional starting line-ups. The Celtics received troubling news hearing they'd be without Kevin Garnett for two weeks eliminating any push to win the division and...
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“I thought he (Green) was our best advantage,” said Celtics Doc Rivers. “Paul is our best offensive player, but there’s certain nights when somebody else on your team has a better advantage. And I thought...
An MRI on Kevin Garnett’s left foot showed swelling in his ankle, and he is officially listed as doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Knicks. According to Coach Doc Rivers, K.G. hurt his foot during Friday’s loss at Dallas, and it’s possible that the Celtics’ defensive leader will miss at least the next four or five games.
Rivers told the Boston Globe, “Whatever [management...
Kevin Garnett is expected to miss at least a week with inflammation in his left ankle as the Boston Celtics practice patience to help their 36-year-old prepare for the playoffs.
Coach Doc Rivers said Monday he doesn't think Garnett will be out for the long term.
Garnett sat out Saturday night's 110-106 loss at Memphis and will miss Tuesday night's home game against...
Ben Cox and I went live pretty much right after the Cavs lost. Ben was driving home, so he heard the radio call. I was watching on TV and interacting with you all on Twitter. Here’s how it all went down.
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