Found May 25, 2012 on Celtics Town:
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Think back to the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat right before the All-Star break. A team-building game, Doc Rivers called it. There’s no such thing as a team-building 15-point loss, the crowd shouted back at him. Not for these Boston Celtics.Flash forward to Game 6. A rhythm-builder, Ray Allen called it. There’s no such thing as a rhythm-building 4-for-11 from the field, including 1-for-5 from the arc, the crowd shouted back at him. Not for Ray Allen.We threw up our hands, dropped our jaws and stomped our feet upon hearing Rivers’ comments, but maybe he knew something. That Thunder loss was Boston’s fifth straight and dropped the Celtics to 15-17. They returned from the All-Star break and immediately posted a five-game winning streak. Their bounce back continued through the remainder of their brutal second-half schedule, allowing them to post the league’s best record after the All-Star break. Maybe it was a team-building game.And maybe, just maybe, Allen’s Game 6 was a rhythm-builde...
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