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BOSTON -- If Doc Rivers had his druthers, his team wouldn't be blowing double-digit leads, which the Boston Celtics have done in each of the past three games, all at home. But coming out on top in all three, which has run the team's winning streak to six games, makes it a little easier for the coach to accept. "You always don't like it," Rivers said after the Celtics blew an 18-point, second-quarter lead before regaining control to beat the lowly Charlotte Hornets 100-89 Monday night. "Tonight was a definite let-up. ... "But the other teams are NBA teams, and they're going to keep fighting and making shots, and when they do ... it's nice that we can catch it instead of losing those leads and then losing the game." Playing the third game of a season-high, five-game homestand, the Celtics (20-17) got Rajon Rondo's third triple-double of the season and the 26th of his career to move to three games over .500, matching their best m...
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Here's Doc Rivers pregame interview prior to tonight's match-up.
Video courtesy of Chris Forsberg.
Most of New England was focused on the Patriots today, but the Celtics were back on the practice floor preparing for 3 more home games (Get tickets starting at just $19 here) this week (and a chance to extend their win streak to 8 games).
Video courtesy of ESPN Boston.
Many Celtics fans were hoping that Boston would acquire Austin Rivers during the NBA draft. When Austin was acquired by New Orleans, people speculated as to what would happen when the Celtics played the Hornets. How would Doc coach against his son? Would KG treat Austin like he does most rookies?
Doc spoke to the media today on the topic of facing his son. While Austin currently...
New Orleans Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers has struggled lately. His father will offer some advice.
That is, after Wednesdays game in Boston.
I will let him know at dinner after the game, Doc Rivers said with a laugh.
Rivers is the Celtics coach. And hes about to face his son in a game for the first time.
It will mark just the fourth time a coaching father has met his playing...
Fathers playing ball with their sons is as old as sports itself, and many great athletes have passed on their love of the game to a child coming behind.
Doc Rivers was certainly the proud dad on NBA Draft night this year, hugging his son, Austin, after he was picked by the New Orleans Hornets. Austin’s dream has long been to play in the NBA (as his father also did), and Doc was...
Tweet Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has been around the NBA as a player and coach for 27 years. He’s seen most everything. However, on Wednesday night Doc will have to do something he’s never had to do in the NBA—coach against his son, Austin Rivers. Austin is a rookie guard for the Hornets, whom [...]
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers is feeling a little uneasy about tonight's game at the Garden against the New Orleans Hornets.
Rivers is a little uneasy because he's not looking forward to facing his son Austin Rivers, who's a rookie guard on New Orleans.
BOSTON — When Doc Rivers leaves the basketball arena or practice court, he passes straight into the realm of fandom. With the Celtics, Rivers is a rational individual who understands that winning and losing has everything to do with the gameplan and execution, and nothing to do with whether he wears his lucky tie or took the same route to work as he did the last time the Celtics...
Greivis Vasquez scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and Austin Rivers won his first NBA game against his father on Wednesday night as the New Orleans Hornets beat coach Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics 90-78.
Al-Farouq Aminu had 18 points and nine rebounds and Anthony Davis had 10 of each for New Orleans, which won for the sixth time in seven games and stopped Boston's six-game...
It can't be easy for Doc Rivers to see his son struggle as a 20-year-old rookie in the NBA, but Austin Rivers' recent woes may make Wednesday night a bit less confusing for the Boston Celtics coach.
The New Orleans Hornets guard has been seeing limited minutes heading into his first matchup with his father's team, which is going for its seventh consecutive victory.
BOSTON (AP) -- Greivis Vasquez scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and Austin Rivers won his first NBA game against his father on Wednesday night as the New Orleans Hornets beat coach Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics 90-78.
Al-Farouq Aminu had 18 points and nine rebounds and Anthony Davis had 10 of each for New Orleans, which won for the sixth time in seven games. Austin Rivers scored...
Looking to build on their impressive win-streak, the Celtics came out tonight and laid a giant egg. The Hornets were far more aggressive and dominated both the boards (48-33) and the free throw stripe (26-31 over Boston's awful 6-16). Boston's recent chemistry and defensive intensity disappeared, leaving fans to wonder whether the team really has turned a corner.
BOSTON - The New Orleans Hornets, a young team starting to find its way, put an end to the Celtics' six-game winning streak with an impressive 90-78 win over Boston Wednesday night. The Hornets, who have suddenly won six of their last seven games, won for the second straight night on the road and also won the battle within the Rivers family, with rookie guard Austin Rivers...
The Celtics, behind another triple-double from Rondo, defeated the Bobcats 100-89 at the TD Garden Monday night. Yes, it was just 11 points. And I know that all non-Celtic fans will send me e-mails later calling me an idiot for praising them. But they had this game in control pretty well from the very beginning. Charlotte made a slight dent in the third, but I would still be proud...