Found May 31, 2012 on Red's Army:
PLAYERS: Doc Rivers
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Miami. Something hit the deck — hard — here Wednesday night. It was the Celtics, or rather Boston’s realistic chance to win in this NBA Eastern Conference finals against the favored Heat. The Celtics won’t recover from this, from losing this way, on a night when they dominated for so long and quieted Miami’s packed home arena for so long, and then could only watch as the Heat relentlessly took away what was theirs. Yes, you want to credit the Celtics’ no-quit courage and fight and all that stuff. The thing is, this will crush Boston. The Celtics will not get back up from this. Some losses devastate. And this one will. “I guarantee you they’re distracted right now, our locker room,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said afterward. Miami Herald Last night's loss was absolutely devastating...

Doc is hurtin' too

The Herald's Steve Bulpett has an injury update on... Doc Rivers? Rivers told the Herald he has been diagnosed with a herniated disc and that he took an epidural to relieve the pain. “It’s been going on for about four weeks,” he said. “I think it was in Game 4 or 5 against Philly that it really got bad, so I just went in and took the shot.” As for the possibility...

Doc Rivers: Paul Pierce needs to be more physical

Doc Rivers started Tuesday’s film session showing every Game 1 layup the Miami Heat made on loop. It was the coach’s way of telling his players they’d performed with a certain softness and lack of purpose that he didn’t find acceptable. But Rivers only called out one player’s physicality by name — Paul Pierce. (WEEI)“It’s easy to read if he has no foul shots and only...

Boston Celtics: Doc Rivers on Game 1 Officiating & Sitting Ray Allen

  Doc Rivers sat down for a one on one interview with Jackie MacMullan today. Candid as always, the Boston Celtics head coach discussed how painful it is to watch Ray Allen struggle as much as he has. He also has been tossing around the idea of sitting Ray every other game to get him some [...]

Why this season has been Doc’s best

Doc Rivers has the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals…again.  This will be their third time in the last five years.  He’s already coached the C’s to a championship, and they’re about to be obliterated by the Heat, but here’s why this season has been his best coaching job. They’re Really Old This Time – The Celtics are one of the top four oldest teams...

In desperate Game 3, Doc Rivers supplies strategic adjustments

To understand the breadth of what they accomplished in Game 3 — and yet we understand the accomplishment means little unless they follow with another win Sunday — you have to understand how low the Boston Celtics had been after Game 2.Doc Rivers spent the day between the two contests telling reporters his team actually gained confidence from the crushing, 115-111 overtime defeat...

Ray Allen decides not to skip a game; Doc Rivers says ‘not yet’ about potential move

Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics training staff discussed whether Ray Allen should take a game off to rest his ailing ankle, but Allen would rather do whatever he can to help the Celtics on the court. His pleas have convinced Rivers to hold off on the move, at least for now. (ESPN Boston)“My trainers and I discussed (taking a game off),” Allen conceded, “but I really, really...

Doc Rivers talks to us about defending Lebron James

If you want to catch the whole 8 minutes our good friend at Redsarmy was able to record, please go here: Youtube

Teammate speaks highly of prospect Rivers

MINNEAPOLIS Miles Plumlee might have been one of the highest-profile names at the Timberwolves' draft workouts Thursday, but even roughly 1,100 miles from Duke, he couldn't escape the cache of his former school. Plumlee, a center, is projected to be either a second-round pick or to go undrafted in 2012, and his skill set isn't suited to the Timberwolves' need for...

Ray Allen: “Just put me out there and let me do the best I can”

  Doc Rivers told Jackie MacMullan Tuesday that he was considering resting Ray Allen for game 3, possibly every other game for the remainder of the series. Ray Allen spoke to the media on that topic. My trainers and I discussed [taking a game off],” Allen conceded, “but I really, really do not want go [...]

Doc Rivers Says He Won't Sit Ray Allen, May Look to Limit Guard's Floor Time

Ray Allen looks to have lost a step -- or a few -- during the Cetlics recent playoff run. The 36-year-old guard is averaging just 9.6 points per game this postseason and is shooting a concerning 27 percent (15 of 56) on 3-pointers during the playoffs as well. The shooting woes are a definite concern for the Celtics, and sitting down the 10-time All Star has been an idea tossed around...

Resting Ray Allen Could Hold Payoffs, Pitfalls for Celtics

To play Ray or not to play Ray? That is the question. Celtics coach Doc Rivers is considering sitting Ray Allen for a game, he told ESPN's Jackie MacMullan on Tuesday. Allen has suffered through bone spurs in his ankles since even before he missed a week and a half in late March to early April, and the pain has seemed to hamper him more and more as the playoffs have worn on....

Your Morning Dump... Where the Celtics will never surrender

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. "We don't have any surrender or retreat in us," said Keyon Dooling. "You know we're a grind-it-out team. We're going to continue to come back. We're going to fight; we'...

Boston uses defensive effort to take game three 101-91

Losing this game was not an option. If the Celtics lost this game the season would be on life support. Fortunately, the Celtics big three will them to victory. Boston took game three with an impressive 101-91 victory, a game that was much more lopsided than the final score indicated. The Celtics set the tone early with fantastic defense on the Miami Heat. It wasn't until the...

Ray Allen Won't Sit Out Game 2 To Rest Ankle

Ray Allen has ruled out the suggestion from Doc Rivers that he sit out Game 2 to rest his injured ankle.
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