Found April 06, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Shavlik Randolph and Doc Rivers talk following the Celtics loss to the Cavs Friday night. Videos courtesy of Chris Forsberg and Mike Petraglia.

Doc prefers to avoid Heat in playoffs

Doc Rivers laid it out for reporters when talking about the Celtics in the playoffs. He says they'll be ready for any team, but would prefer to avoid the Miami Heat.

Underrated Stat of the Night - Cavaliers 4/5

Tonight's loss was very tough to take. Especially since it came on a night when the Hawks lost. They put up no effort tonight. They deserves to lose. If you don't try, you can't win. Tonight's USOTN easily goes to the performance of Shavlik Randolph. Randolph scored a season-high 16 points on 6/9 shooting. It was great to finally see him make some baskets, but it...

Doc Rivers Unsure Brittney Griner Could Make NBA Team If Drafted, But Thinks It Would Be ‘Really Cool’

BOSTON — Doc Rivers admits he does not watch a whole lot of women’s basketball. Between coaching his own team and closely following high school, AAU and college basketball thanks to his son Austin‘s stellar play over the last few years, Rivers spends plenty of time watching the men’s version of the game. The Celtics coach did find it intriguing, though, when a reporter mentioned...

Doc Rivers: We want to Avoid the Heat in the Playoffs

    Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is one of the best coaches in the NBA. Despite the loss of star point guard Rajon Rondo to a torn ACL earlier this season, Rivers has kept the Celtics ship afloat and has the team positioned for a playoff berth. But when it comes to the playoffs, match-ups are key. Despite traditionally having success against the Miami Heat, or more success...

Celtics Would Like to Avoid Heat in First Round of Playoffs, But Will Welcome Challenge If It Comes

BOSTON — Doc Rivers has been asked several times over the past few weeks about how closely he is following his team’s position in the standings. When the query was posed again Friday after the Celtics’ loss to the Cavaliers, Rivers jokingly rolled his eyes. “How many times do I have to answer this?” he asked, putting up his hands and looking around the interview room at...

Celtics Need More From Role Players Than Just Scrappy Play as Playoffs Approach

BOSTON — Shavlik Randolph, Terrence Williams and the Celtics’ bench just plain played harder than the starters on Friday, and for a while it looked like that might be enough. The Cavaliers had a tough time keeping up with Boston’s scrappy second unit, until foul trouble and a shortage of interior size eventually caught up with the shorthanded Celtics. Afterward, everybody from...

Garden Report: Green and Randolph Can't Save Celtics from Cavaliers

  Without Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, Jeff Green and Shavlik Randolph tried to shoulder the load and lead the Celtics to victory. To no avail, as they fell to the Cavaliers 97-91. Randolph had a career-high 16 points to…

Three at the Buzzer: Celtics Can't Beat Cavs Without Pierce and KG

Jeff Green scored 23 points and Shavlik Randolph contributed with a carrer-high 16 points, but it wasn't enough as theCavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 97-91.  Jared Weiss from CLNS Radio recaps the game in tonight's Three at the Buzzer.       

Jeff Green, Shavlik Randolph Will Be the X-Factors Emerging Into the Celtics Playoffs

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images The Boston Celtics’ forthcoming future ultimately weighs on the remaining games on their schedule, and specifically how the newcomers and veterans on the team can collaborate to flash off the true Celtic green. Whether Kevin Garnett returns to the line up remains to be at question, but what is known is the camaraderie and chemistry...

Celtics Clinch Playoff Appearance: 39-37 Record Places them 3rd in Atlantic Division

Celtics fans can relax a bit before playoffs start the last week of this month as they know their team will be one of the contenders. The only question left is who they will face in the first round!Coach Doc Rivers stated that he would rather not play Miami in the first round but that his team will be prepared to face anyone! Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett re-affirmed this by saying...

Video: Celtics/Wizards postgame interviews

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Doc Rivers talk after Sunday night's win. Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia and Chris Forsberg.

Doc on Jeff Green starting: “Jeff has earned that”

Jeff Green has been all smiles since March hitDoc Rivers spoke in practice about Green’s starting gig once KG gets back, saying that he has wanted to start the Georgetown product for quite some time, but his play has only recently justified that decision (via ESPN Boston):“I was hoping (to start Green consistently at some point),” Rivers said. “That was my intention. We weren’t...

Video: KG and Doc discuss Garnett's injury

Mark posted KG's quotes earlier, but here's the video footage of KG speaking at today's practice. Doc Rivers also shares his thoughts. And for you Jordan Crawford fans below is his interview from today's practice: Videos courtesy of the Boston Celtics and Chris Forsberg. Related: The latest quotes from Kevin Garnett are not very encouraging  

Garbage game: Cleveland Cavaliers hold off short-handed Boston Celtics 97-91

Despite a solid defensive effort against Kyrie Irving, the Celtics fell to Cleveland.You’ve heard the term “garbage time?” Tonight’s matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers was 48 solid minutes of garbage time for the Celtics, and it was a solid indicator as to how seriously Boston is taking the rest of the regular season. With a playoff berth clinched and a looming matchup...
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