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Jay mentioned this in his recap last night, but Doc Rivers made a very significant statement after Boston’s disappointing loss to Detroit.From CSNNE:“I gotta either find the right combination or the right guys, or we’re going to get some guys out of here,” said a visibly upset Rivers after the Celtics lost their third straight game. “That’s the bottom line. This group right now, they’re not playing right. It’s in them to play right. But right now they haven’t been either because I’m not getting to them, or they’re not getting to each other.”Blame is bouncing around like a pinball among Celtics fans, and along with that blame — as so often happens — trade ideas are running rampant. A few things to keep in mind as you are playing with the trade machine:No team wants Jeff Green. He has been too inconsistent and his contract is too hefty. For better or worse, the Celtics will have to stick with him.Courtney Lee was a hotly contested free agent in the offseason, but his extremely slow
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Doc Rivers was upset after the Celtics lost to the Pistons, and he unloaded on his team. See what the Boston coach said.
If you thought the trade rumors were bad before, just wait.
According to Boston Globe writer Gary Washburn, Doc Rivers ripped into the Celtics Sunday night after their loss to Detroit 103-88. One tactic he unleashed was threatening to shakeup the roster to get players who are “committed to being a good basketball team.”
I gotta either find the right combination, the right...
Everyone is waiting for Boston to make that inevitable run that the team always seems to have within it. The Celtics are a veteran team with championship aspirations and knows exactly how to pace themselves. Something though seems off about the 20-20 Celtics and they seem much more in the thick of the fight near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. In perhaps a motivational...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Doc Rivers can't stand mediocrity. If his Boston Celtics don't shape up soon, he wants some of his players shipped out. Rivers, the Celtics' coach, was mortified by his team's third straight loss, a 103-88 thumping by the Detroit Pistons at The Palace on Sunday. His club never had a lead as it sank to .500 nearing the season's midway point...
So, who is going to be the first guy out the door?
We are joking, of course. The Celtics are not going to ship out anybody as a knee-jerk reaction for a four-game losing streak, even if coach Doc Rivers did threaten moves just a few days ago if his players did not adjust their attitudes quickly. But anyone hoping for a reactionary move by Celtics president of basketball operations...
By now you have probably heard that Doc Rivers agreed with our assessment of the Celtics’ play on Sunday, when an uninspired effort in Detroit produced a third consecutive loss. The Boston coach went on the attack after the game, threatening major changes if the players do not bring a winning attitude more consistently.
“We’re taking the wrong approach,” Rivers told reporters...
According to Comcast SportsNet New England, Celtics coach Doc Rivers will submit a video of the crucial play that the officials ruled a jump ball against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night to the league.
The Celtics were up by two points with possession of the ball and twelve seconds left in regulation, when a game-altering call was made. Paul Pierce appeared to draw a foul against...
According to Comcast SportsNet New England, Avery Bradley will try to participate in today's shootaround before the game against the Detroit Pistons, and subsequently see if he will be able to play through the pain of his rib injury that he sustained against the Hornets.
Avery Bradley's status for tonight's game against Detroit is still up in
the air, though the 6...
On Tuesday night the Celtics played their second of two road games, this time in Cleveland against the Cavaliers. The Celtics came in off a bad loss to the Detroit Pistons that caused Doc Rivers to make some harsh statements. Following their loss Doc threatened that if this team didn't get it together big changes were ahead. The team looked to bounce back and stop their three...
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It seems as though the Boston Celtics are right where they started–square one.
This season has been full of incomplete performances by Doc Rivers’ group, but especially when it comes to Tuesday’s loss against Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers (11-32). Granted Irving did post a 40-point performance, but there should be no excuse for the players to display...
Throughout the Celtics latest losing streak, there seems to be a lot of reflection going on within the team's locker room. A few days ago it was Doc Rivers questioning how bad the team 'wants it' and threatening to get rid of players if the team doesn't start winning. Last night Paul Pierce questioned the team's mental toughness. Among those currently in a state...
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“I think this team wants everything easy. They want the easy way out. They want to win easy. And I told them the only way you’re going to win easy is your going to have to play hard. The harder you play, the...
Ainge continues to insist he likes the team as is.
After the loss in Detroit on Sunday night Celtics head coach Doc Rivers went on a bit of a tirade, saying that if he couldn't find the right combination to get his team to play hard they were going to have to "get some guys out of here." Yesterday team president Danny Ainge dialed down Doc's comments a bit, and...
Tip: 7:00PM Court: Quicken Loans Arena Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Tom Washington, Courtney Kirkland and Kevin Scott
Spread: Bos -4.5
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On road: 7-12
At home: 4-12
Streak: Lost 3
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (19.0 ppg)
Buckets: Kyrie Irving (23.1 ppg)