Found May 04, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — As the Celtics players and coaches staggered off the court, their bid for a couple of historic comebacks having fallen short in a brutal Game 6, Kevin Garnett made a beeline for his coach of six years. Garnett, dripping with perspiration after another of his age-defying performances, exchanged some personal words with Doc Rivers. Afterward, while addressing the media, Rivers was in disbelief. “He told me he loved me, and I told him I loved him,” Rivers said. “Kevin always checks on me, which is funny. That’s what he wanted to know, was I OK. I was laughing with our coaches, that’s typical Kevin.” If the Celtics had beaten the Knicks and not lost, 88-80, to end their season, Rivers was unsure whether Garnett would have been able to give the Celtics as much as the 15 points, 10 rebounds and two steals he delivered in 41 minutes on Friday. But Rivers would have liked to try it. There was a tinge of reflection to Rivers’ postgame comments, as though he knew something about Garn...
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