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BOSTON -- Doc Rivers said his Celtics were "a soft team right now" after Wednesday night's loss to the Nets. Friday night, Boston, playing the first of two games without the suspended Rajon Rondo and getting all kinds of help from a woeful Portland team that was coming off losses to 3-11 Detroit and 0-12 Washington, was anything BUT soft. "It was good. Obviously it's one game and it was great. Our defense was fantastic," Rivers said after Boston cruised to a 96-78 win over the Trail Blazers. "Overall, I just liked our focus and how we approached the game." With Rondo sitting for starting a fight with Kris Humphries in Wednesday night's loss, and with Avery Bradley still not back after offseason shoulder surgeries, the Celtics played without a point guard; and never trailed. They blew it open early and won for the third time in the last four games to go to 9-7. "It shows good character for our team," said Courtney Lee, who h...
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Longtime college basketball coach Rick Majerus was remembered by many people Saturday night when news broke of the coach’s death.
But few were as somber as Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who actually became Doc Rivers the day he met Majerus.
“That’s a tough one for me,” Rivers said when addressing reporters before the Celtics’ loss to the Bucks in Milwaukee on Saturday.
It wasn’t exactly Larry Bird calling his teammates a “bunch of sissies” but Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers got the response he was looking for when he called out his team after Wednesday night’s loss to the Nets. The Celtics delivered a resounding 96-78 win over the Portland Trailblazers last night at the [...]
Under Doc Rivers the Boston Celtics have prided themselves on being one of the toughest and most physical teams in the NBA. However, to start this year having played mediocre hoops at 8-7 one area of concerns has been what’s usually been their strength. Following tonight’s 95-83 home loss to the Nets which featured a physical altercation between the two teams which saw Rondo...
Celtics coach Doc Rivers says the NBA's fine against San Antonio was ''probably overdone'' after the Spurs kept four of their top players out of a game.
Commissioner David Stern announced the $250,000 penalty on Friday.
Before Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Rivers said he didn't like the punishment. He said a coach has to do...
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Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was asked for his reaction to the punishment handed down to the Spurs, and he was unfazed.
David Stern fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for sitting their star players during a nationally televised game with the Miami Heat on Sunday night. Celtics coach Doc Rivers responded to the fine by saying it "was probably overdone" and he doesn't plan on forcing his players to get on the court when they need rest for fear of a fine.
BOSTON — Among NBA players, both on the Celtics and throughout the league, Doc Rivers might be the most popular coach around. He reputation for instilling accountability while turning even the most mundane practices into entertaining competitions is well-known throughout the league, which may explain why players polled last season named Rivers as the coach they would most like...
The Celtics have problems. That’s pretty obvious. But one thing that has clearly dug under the skin of both Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers is the Celtics continued propensity to be… lazy. Check out the quotes yesterday… first from Danny
“A frustrating thing that I’ve had with this team over the last two years, not just this year — matter of fact it might be less this...
It's been the hot topic in the NBA when Commissioner David Stern and the league fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for sitting out Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Danny Green in the recent game versus the Miami Heat and sending them back to San Antonio.
Everyone has put in their opinions on the topic and now Celtics head coach and former Spur Doc Rivers weighed...
BOSTON — Jason Terry has had difficulty finding his niche so far in Boston, but no matter how inconsistent his scoring totals have been, the veteran guard has already made an impression on his new coach.
Terry dropped 17 points to lead all Celtics starters in Boston’s 96-78 victory over Portland on Friday. That came just one week after he was held to five points against Oklahoma...
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"We played like a group of sissies...I think everybody knows what we did wrong. It's not like we have to go out and beat them up. But still, you get inside position on a rebound, you just can't let somebody go over your back and take it away" Sounds like our Celtics right? Something that a present day player or coach would say after last...
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Following the dust-up that occurred Wednesday night in the Celtics vs. Nets game, both head coaches and several players had their own comments to add on the situation. Sorry, no comments from Rondo as he was escorted by security from the arena, Kris Humphries or Gerald Wallace. I’m sure they were thinking about the [...]
#Celtics coach Doc Rivers: There's a chance Chris Wilcox won't play, chance Jeff Green won't play tomorrow.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) November 29, 2012
Potentially the Green could be down to 8 guys playing tomorrow night against the Trail Blazers, depending on what the league decides to do with Rondo. Although Doc also said that Kris Joseph and Fab Melo would...
BOSTON — Before all the punching and posturing started, with three players given the boot after a skirmish set off by Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries, the opposing coaches could not exchange enough expressions of affection for each other.
“I played with him with the Spurs, and he’s probably one of my best friends,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said of Nets coach Avery Johnson...