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The Boston Celtics are ready to put their loss to the defending NBA-champion Miami Heat behind and focus on the home opener against Milwaukee.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers says he didn't think his team played very well in Tuesday's season opener. Still, Boston scored 107 points while shooting just 52 percent from the floor.
The Celtics lost 120-107 to Miami on Tuesday on the same night the Heat raised their championship banner and received their rings. It was also their first game against former teammate Ray Allen, who had 19 points off the bench.
Paul Pierce says one goal for the season is to improve at home. The Celtics lost five of their first nine games in Boston before bouncing back to finish with a 24-9 home record.
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Doc Rivers has always seemed genuine. He’s always seemed like a decent person whose values...
On this morning’s Dennis and Callahan Morning Show on WEEI 93.7 FM, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers candidly discussed his team’s opening night loss to the Miami Heat in addition to his former player who helped to beat them in Ray Allen. Doc also mentions during his weekly interview on the show that Allen [...]
As Walsh mentioned earlier, the Celtics to Remain in Locker Room for Ring Ceremony. Doc breaks down how the ring ceremony won't really effect the Celtics pre-game routine.
Miami Heat guard Ray Allen checked into Tuesday night's game against his former team the Boston Celtics and received a nice hug from Celtics coach Doc Rivers. But he didn't receive the same warm welcome from former teammate Kevin Garnett. Watch below. Garnett said after Allen left the Celtics for the Heat that he lost his number. Garnett and Allen played five season...
Doc Rivers remembers last season's Game 6 vs Miami: "I thought what happened was one of the best crowd things to ever happen in my career."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 2, 2012
Video courtesy of Chris Forsberg, ESPN Boston.
Ray Allen checked into his first game as a member of the Miami Heat with 2:45 left in the first quarter of the team’s season-opening game against the Boston Celtics. Allen, who spent five season with the Celtics but had a bad breakup as he chose to sign with the rival team, tried to give a warm greeting to his former team. He gave handshakes to his former coaches and players,...
BOSTON -- The Celtics were extremely formidable at the TD
Garden last season, when they won 24 of their 33 home games and enjoyed a
bittersweet send-off from their fans toward the end of Game 6 of the Eastern
The Bucks did not much care about Boston's home record from
last season, though, and Celtics coach Doc Rivers recognized that. Shortly...
The media down in Miami asked Doc if he personally tried reaching out to Ray during Free Agency and this is what he had to say:
“I tried. I actually tried to call him. After the year we talked fine and then when free agency started Ray didn’t return Danny’s calls, didn’t return my calls. I stopped trying. Listen if you’ve been with me or our team for five years or four...
BOSTON -- The stands at the TD Garden were filled with
raucous fans decked out in fresh green-and-white garb. Five whole months
without a reason to cheer for their basketball team -- not to mention the
conspicuous absence of the hometown hockey team that occupies the same building
-- had stirred the Boston fans in attendance into a frenzy.
Those fans desperately...
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo took a jab at Miami Heat forward Dwyane Wade on Thursday over the flagrant foul he received at the end of Tuesday night's season-opener in Miami. "I mean, I don't think it was a hard foul," said Rondo. "[Wade] sold it a little bit. That's basketball. They were up, he drove to the hole, I didn't want to give up a layup...
Rondo on Wade: "I didn't have any dirty plays like he's had in the past."— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) November 1, 2012
Doc Rivers basically said the same thing earlier today, pointing to when Wade threw Rondo down with this - injuring his elbow and forcing him to play on one arm.
I used this video courtesy dru from the comments in the last video but I'm going...
Doc on Wade's "punk play" comment: "Don't forget about Rondo's elbow injury (in 2011 playoffs)…that was created by Dwyane Wade."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 1, 2012
Yeah, cause Dwyane Wade has never done a punk move in his life.
Seriously, I'm sick of Wade already. I never hated him before the Heat got LeBron and Bosh but since then...
After yielding 120 points to the Miami Heat in their season opener, the Celtics know what part of their game needs to improve.
Although the Heat have a prolific offense and great speed, head coach Doc Rivers felt that the Celtics' defense was subpar, giving up far too much to a team equipped to take advantage. Like Rivers, the rest of the squad was taking responsibility...
Doc Rivers and the Celtics need to get back to worrying about getting through the regular season
Opening night in the NBA for the Boston Celtics had almost everything. There was Kevin Garnett giving the Ray Allen “I will (bleeping) murder you” face, both the Celtics and the Heat played hard and the game even ended with a hard foul that has both teams riled up and ready to throw...
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