Doc Rivers has, from time to time, shown he's not entirely fond of last year's Celtics team. He'll tell you flat out that last year's team was more talented than this one, but this one actually plays together.
Today, less than a day removed from a tough, gritty win to even up the Eastern Conference Finals at two games each, he brought it up again.
"I look at this year's team and last year's team and last year's team we would have been out of the playoffs already. We just weren't the same. We weren't a team. This team is very close, they're very competitive. I think they understand Rondo is the leader of this team, everyone else plays with Rondo. Kevin is still a great player. Paul is still our best scorer. They've kind of gotten out of each others' way with roles. Then I think all the new guy have added a great competitive energy to our basketball team."
Last year's team featured guys like Delonte West, Shaquille O'Neal, and Nate Robinson. Talented players, sur...