Found April 06, 2012 on Celtics Town:
The Boston Celtics lost their second straight outing against a title contender yesterday and Doc Rivers uncharacteristically freaked out on his subjects. Elsewhere in the Atlantic Division, the Philadelphia 76ers might be tuning out Doug Collins and the New York Knicks are re-energized under Mike Woodson, even without Jeremy Lin and Amare Stoudemire. In other parts of the Eastern Conference, the Orlando Magic are falling apart amid a tornado of dysfunction, the Atlanta Hawks are looking at a simple schedule to finish the regular season and the Indiana Pacers are quietly playing good ball while holding onto the East’s third seed, at least for the time being.The Atlantic crown comes with the conference’s fourth seed due to a silly rule which rewards winners of divisions that really don’t mean anything — in this season, with Miami and Chicago clearly a step ahead of everyone else, that fourth seed especially matters. Yet Boston leads the Sixers by just one game, an absurd schedule aw...

Artist David Garibaldi paints portrait of Jeremy Lin in five minutes at halftime of Knicks game (Video)

While many halftime acts at NBA games feature some sort of acrobatics, artist David Garibaldi provides a nice alternative. Garibaldi paints portraits in a short amount of time, all while dancing and working with rhythm. On Saturday, he performed at halftime of the Knicks-Cavs game in New York and painted a portrait of Jeremy Lin in about five minutes. The entire performance was...

Boston Celtics: Kevin Garnett reacts to Doc Rivers Tirade

“That’s disappointing, he said that to us,’’ Kevin Garnett said. “I’m out there on the floor, I don’t think nobody is out there playing [with less effort] or [half-hearted]. Maybe he assessed something different. “The coaches obviously have to get us going, put us in the right position to obviously go out and execute the [...]

Unlike others, Love's story has lasted

MINNEAPOLIS On March 24, Jeremy Lin injured his knee, thereby dealing the death blow to the NBA's feel-good story of the moment. But don't call it fleeting the Lin phenomenon lasted a whole month and a half. Yes, that's right, a month. Exactly 49 days separated Lin's breakout 25-point night and his season-ending injury, and yet it somehow became an era. Linsanity...

Doc Rivers Livid at Celtics' Effort in Loss to Chicago, Calls Bulls 'Tougher Than Us Right Now'

Even after the most brutal losses, when Kevin Garnett visibly seethes, Rajon Rondo's answers to questions are terser than usual and the bad taste of defeat seems to make Paul Pierce want to spit, Doc Rivers is typically measured in his words. The Celtics coach had a reputation as a fearsome competitor as an All-Star point guard, and as a coach he is no different. But on most...

Your Morning Dump... Doc rips the team for its crappy effort

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. "I had to use two timeouts in the first half to remind us that we actually had an NBA game to play and that we needed to play," a ruffled Rivers told reporters in Chicago. "I thought that was...

Celtics Roll Past Indiana, 86-72

Follow me on Twitter @CLNS_Chris The Boston Celtics responded well after head coach Doc Rivers called out the team after losing to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday as Paul Pierce scored 24 points and the Boston Celtics paced themselves to an 86-72 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. Ray Allen came off the [...]

Toney Douglas Re-Emerging Just in Time?

Without Amar'e Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin, the Knicks have relied upon their role players to pace the team offensively. Missing two key starters, the team is certainly happy enough to receive support for Carmelo Anthony anywhere they can find it.Lucky for them, there are potent offensive options off the bench. Steve Novak has capitalized on his ability to spread the floor well...

Ray Allen's Rustiness No Surprise to Celtics in Guard's Return From Six-Game Absence

BOSTON -- Doc Rivers has seen too much of Ray Allen in the last five years to be very impressed or surprised when the veteran sharpshooter drills yet another clutch shot. Allen has hit both daggers and prayers in the playoffs, in All-Star games and in the NBA Finals. Seeing Allen sprint along the baseline for one of his vintage corner 3-pointers to pull the Celtics within one point...

Paul Pierce Made the Right Choice With Final Shot Against Spurs

BOSTON -- Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers could not say it without sounding a little ridiculous, so we'll say it for them. (After all, ridiculous is one of the specialties around here.) Pierce got a perfect shot on the final play against the Spurs. In the wake of the Celtics' 87-86 loss to the Spurs on Wednesday, after Pierce's final shot rimmed out and ended Boston's...

Ray approached Doc about coming off the bench

Boston Herald The NBA had a small tremor last night. Avery Bradley started, which is no longer news. But the player who came off the bench in his stead, Ray Allen, was a sub for only the fifth time in his career — with last night the 1,145th game of the Celtics [team stats] guard’s career. As it turns out, Allen approached Doc Rivers about making the change. The Celtics veteran...

Mickael Pietrus could start concussion tests today

It appears that Mickael Pietrus has progressed to the point where he can start taking the league’s mandatory concussion tests, which are required before a concussed player returns to the court.Meanwhile, Celtics coach Doc Rivers dropped this nugget of good news for Mickael Pietrus, who may begin his concussion testing today. Pietrus has a Grade 3 concussion but was able to watch...

The Kings Make Sense For Terrence Williams, And Terrence Williams Makes Sense For The Kings

After being drafted 19th overall in 2004, Dorell Wright spent six seasons warming the bench for the Miami Heat.  In 2010, he signed a deal with the Warriors and went on to score more points in that single season than he had in his first six combined. After being selected 5th overall in 2005, Raymond Felton ran the point in Charlotte for five seasons, where he averaged 13 points...

Avery Bradley started in Ray Allen’s spot last night

Forget for a second the team vision it took for Ray Allen to meet with Doc Rivers and tell his coach he’s alright with coming off the bench behind a 21-year old with a 9.72 PER. Forget that he said the following about his attitude toward becoming a reserve for the first time of his career: (Boston Herald)“Well, people were talking about it,” he said after the Celtics’ 93...

76ers-Celtics Preview

The Boston Celtics may be leading the Atlantic Division, but they haven't looked like a first-place team against the Philadelphia 76ers this season. If Philadelphia can't get out of its funk down the stretch, a division title - or worse, a playoff spot - may be out of the question. The Celtics look to extend their Atlantic lead by avoiding a third straight loss Sunday night...
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