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The Celtics finished a spirited two-hour session by running no-dribble, three-man weaves up and down the court, players sprinting from one end to the other -- tagging a coach's hand -- then racing back in the opposite direction while being unable to put the ball on the ground.
Asked about the session, head coach Doc Rivers noted, "It was long and it was a ton of running. That was done on purpose."
It wasn't hard to read between the lines. Rivers isn't particularly thrilled with his team's conditioning and overall game shape, so he put them through a different sort of Boston Marathon.
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Unlike Pietrus' definitive statement to the Globe, Doc doesn't sound as sure that Pietrus will play Wednesday, but he seems to indicate that it's Danny's decision and he hasn't discussed it with Ainge yet. But Doc indicates that Pietrus' 3 pointers seem to be on point in practice and he can contribute on the defensive end, and Pietrus is anxious to get in...
Doc Rivers wants the Celtics to be a "hit-first" team.
Fielding a team bereft of knuckleheads is great — at least for camaraderie, teamwork, the willingness to sacrifice one’s own statistical output for the benefit of something more important, wins, and Doc Rivers’ sanity — but it really means squaw-douche in the NBA without talent. Put the ten NBA players in the late-1990s and early-2000s who got along the best on the court...
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said the team was informed Monday afternoon that Jeff Green’s surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm “went great” and that he hopes the process will allow Green to return to an NBA court at some point.
“Surgery went well, he had surgery today — they’re saying it went great,” Rivers said. [...]
Jeff Green's surgery to correct an aortic aneurysm was deemed a success today, according to Celtics coach Doc Rivers.
"Surgery went well, he had surgery today -- they’re saying it went great," said Rivers. "Obviously, our thoughts, our prayers, and every part of being is with Jeff right now. "The second news we want to hear is that he’ll be able to play...
Since Kevin Garnett left, the Chicago Bulls' typical trip to Minnesota has been met by sluggish play from the Timberwolves and empty seats at Target Center.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points, driving past Kevin Garnett for the go-ahead layup with 5.1 seconds left and leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 90-85 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Dallas led most of the game, but Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer - just his second basket of the night - to tie it at 85 with 25 seconds to play. Former Celtic Delonte West dribbled the...
When Kevin Garnett dazzled the fans at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., many of whom were rooting for the Celtics, with a 24-point performance Jan. 1 in a Boston win, it appeared he had heeded coach Doc Rivers’s message about being offensively aggressive.
Kevin Garnett feels nagged and prodded.
The Celtics forward recently held his hands apart by roughly the length...
By lopping off almost the first two months of the season, the NBA gave 30-somethings like Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki extra time to rest their legs, which have racked up their share of miles on the hardwood over the years. Sixteen fewer games means 768 fewer potential minutes for veterans, whose energy is always a concern in the grind of a long season. The shortened training...
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Kevin Garnett got all up in Dirk Nowitzki’s grill with the game hanging in the balance last night, so Dirk simply brushed KG aside and strolled in for the winning layup. He’s pretty good, it would seem, that Nowitzki guy.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points, driving past Kevin Garnett for the go-ahead layup with 5.1 seconds left and leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 90-85 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Dallas led most of the game, but Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer -- just his second basket of the night -- to tie it at 85 with 25 seconds to play.