Posted April 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
With Neil Diamond's ''Sweet Caroline'' playing over the loudspeakers and scores of Toronto Raptors fans showing their support, the Boston Celtics returned to the court for their first game since the bombing attack at the Boston Marathon. The Celtics gathered with the Raptors at midcourt to observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims prior to Wednesday night's regular-season finale. Diamond's classic hit, long associated with Boston's beloved Red Sox, played as the Celtics' starters were introduced, and a message on the stadium scoreboards read, ''Tonight we are all Boston fans.'' In the stands opposite the Toronto bench, three female fans held up a sign that read, ''Send Boston Love.'' The Celtics wore a black stripe on their jerseys as they played for the first time since twin blasts near the marathon's finish line on Monday left three people dead and more than 170 injured. Celtics coach Doc Rivers ...

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Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers had just left the Prudential Center tunnel on Monday when 2 bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Rivers lives only a few blocks from where the tragedy took place, and discussed the event earlier according to a report from Celtic’s Hub, an ESPN affiliate. Rivers was on his way to watch the end of the race, like many Bostonian’s...

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ESPN Boston KG gives C's a chance - Doc Rivers believes that the Celtics can win only if Kevin Garnett plays with the team. Rivers talks Marathon tragedy, Knicks - Doc Rivers discusses the tragic events at this year's Boston Marathon and his team's chances in the playoffs. Boston Herald Doc Rivers hopes Celtics select aggression - Doc Rivers wants his team to be...

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Doc Rivers en route to Boston Marathon finish line when bombs exploded

Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said he had just gotten out of the Prudential Tunnel and was on his way to the Boston Marathon finish line when the two bombs exploded, killing three and injuring hundreds of people on Monday. Rivers lives just a few blocks away from the end of the marathon. 

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