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Here's Doc Rivers pregame interview prior to tonight's match-up.
Video courtesy of Chris Forsberg.
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Most of New England was focused on the Patriots today, but the Celtics were back on the practice floor preparing for 3 more home games (Get tickets starting at just $19 here) this week (and a chance to extend their win streak to 8 games).
Video courtesy of ESPN Boston.
The Charlotte Bobcats had such a promising start to the 2012-13 season. They won seven of their first 12 games led mostly by second-year player Kemba Walker. Then it all came crashing down.
After beating the Wizards in overtime on Nov. 24, they lost 18 straight before finally beating the Bulls on New Years Eve. They’ve won just one game since, and came in to Boston with a 9-27...
Many Celtics fans were hoping that Boston would acquire Austin Rivers during the NBA draft. When Austin was acquired by New Orleans, people speculated as to what would happen when the Celtics played the Hornets. How would Doc coach against his son? Would KG treat Austin like he does most rookies?
Doc spoke to the media today on the topic of facing his son. While Austin currently...
New Orleans Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers has struggled lately. His father will offer some advice.
That is, after Wednesdays game in Boston.
I will let him know at dinner after the game, Doc Rivers said with a laugh.
Rivers is the Celtics coach. And hes about to face his son in a game for the first time.
It will mark just the fourth time a coaching father has met his playing...
Fathers playing ball with their sons is as old as sports itself, and many great athletes have passed on their love of the game to a child coming behind.
Doc Rivers was certainly the proud dad on NBA Draft night this year, hugging his son, Austin, after he was picked by the New Orleans Hornets. Austin’s dream has long been to play in the NBA (as his father also did), and Doc was...
BOSTON -- If Doc Rivers had his druthers, his team wouldn't be blowing double-digit leads, which the Boston Celtics have done in each of the past three games, all at home. But coming out on top in all three, which has run the team's winning streak to six games, makes it a little easier for the coach to accept. "You always don't like it," Rivers said after...
Tweet Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has been around the NBA as a player and coach for 27 years. He’s seen most everything. However, on Wednesday night Doc will have to do something he’s never had to do in the NBA—coach against his son, Austin Rivers. Austin is a rookie guard for the Hornets, whom [...]
That’s right, the spectacular setting of a father versus son match-up will be the talk around Wednesday’s game between the Boston Celtics (20-17) and New Orleans Hornets (12-26).
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Though Doc Rivers doesn’t seem to be too excited in going against his son Austin Rivers for the first time in the 20-year-old’s career.
“I’ve always thought...
BOSTON — When Doc Rivers leaves the basketball arena or practice court, he passes straight into the realm of fandom. With the Celtics, Rivers is a rational individual who understands that winning and losing has everything to do with the gameplan and execution, and nothing to do with whether he wears his lucky tie or took the same route to work as he did the last time the Celtics...
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers is feeling a little uneasy about tonight's game at the Garden against the New Orleans Hornets.
Rivers is a little uneasy because he's not looking forward to facing his son Austin Rivers, who's a rookie guard on New Orleans.
12 p.m. ET: It is safe to say that Austin Rivers never envisioned his rookie year being like this. The New Orleans combo guard has had one of the roughest first seasons in memory for a lottery pick, averaging 6.2 points per game while shooting just 32.8 percent from the field. The 10th pick in the June draft has scored one whole point in his last five games and has made only three...
It can't be easy for Doc Rivers to see his son struggle as a 20-year-old rookie in the NBA, but Austin Rivers' recent woes may make Wednesday night a bit less confusing for the Boston Celtics coach.
The New Orleans Hornets guard has been seeing limited minutes heading into his first matchup with his father's team, which is going for its seventh consecutive victory.
The Celtics, behind another triple-double from Rondo, defeated the Bobcats 100-89 at the TD Garden Monday night. Yes, it was just 11 points. And I know that all non-Celtic fans will send me e-mails later calling me an idiot for praising them. But they had this game in control pretty well from the very beginning. Charlotte made a slight dent in the third, but I would still be proud...
Rajon Rondo, Courtney Lee, and Doc Rivers talk after the Celtics 6th straight win on Monday night.
Video courtesy of the Boston Celtics.