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Looks like the talk Doc Rivers had with Courtney Lee last week made a difference. The Globe’s Amalie Benjamine explains:
WALTHAM — About a week ago Doc Rivers and Courtney Lee sat down for a conversation. The coach wanted Lee not to think so much, to be more aggressive, and so he made sure the 27-year-old knew that.
In the ensuing week, Lee has put up some of his best performances in a Celtics uniform, including an exceptional all-around game against the Trail Blazers Friday, crucial with Rajon Rondo serving the first game of his two-game suspension.
“He said, ‘We know you’re going to play hard on the defensive end, we just need you to play with the same energy and focus on the offensive end,’ ” Lee said after practice Monday. “That was enough said there.”
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Looks like today is going to be Courtney Lee day here at Red’s Army. In this morning’s Dump, I talked about Lee’s recent sit-down with Doc Rivers and whether or not fans think Courtney is part of Boston’s long-term plan. Last night, Chris Forsberg wrote about Lee’s overall optimism for this year’s squad:
“We’re not worried about the record. We know that it’s a...
Doc Rivers reportedly sat down with guard Courtney Lee last week to encourage Lee to do what he was brought to Boston to do: score.
#Celtics guard Courtney Lee said he had sitdown with Doc Rivers last week, that coach told him to be as aggressive on offense as he is on D.
— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) December 3, 2012
According to ESPN.com, Lee is averaging 5.9 ppg in 24.8 minutes...
Molly discusses the recent improved play of Courtney Lee and the pep talk from Doc that led to it.
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According to Greg Payne, who covers the team as an ESPN Boston intern.
Barbosa still sick. Unclear if he'll play tomorrow.
— Greg Payne (@GregPayne_ESPN) December 4, 2012
With Rondo scheduled to return to the line-up, and Courtney Lee playing his best basketball of the year the Celtics could probably go without Barbosa without missing all that much. However you have to wonder...
Herald Courtney Lee takes full advantage Short on numbers, C’s work on communicationCeltics Keyon Dooling gets pointA rested development Globe Globe 10.0 - Are the Celtics Soft? Courtney Lee looks to get more aggressive offensively for Celtics Celtics Green Top 10 Assists of the MonthRookie Round-Up: Sullinger Continues to ContributeGrading The C's
Boston Herald A rested development – Some of the veteran players received a day off from practice yesterday. Celtics Keyon Dooling gets point – Steve Bulpett examines what the C’s Director of Player Development is doing to help Rondo off the court. Boston Globe Courtney Lee looks to get more aggressive offensively for Celtics - Amalie Benjamin [...]
Longtime college basketball coach Rick Majerus was remembered by many people Saturday night when news broke of the coach’s death.
But few were as somber as Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who actually became Doc Rivers the day he met Majerus.
“That’s a tough one for me,” Rivers said when addressing reporters before the Celtics’ loss to the Bucks in Milwaukee on Saturday.
Bleacher Report’s Jared Wade researched the NBA’s best shooters from each area on the court.
Three Celtics make the Top 10 in the mid-range category (10 – 23 feet); Jason Terry (not surprised), Courtney Lee (mildly suprised considering his rough start to season) and… Rajon Rondo.
The Mid-Range (minimum 20 makes)
1. Chris Bosh, 48-for-85 (56.5 percent)
2. Beno Udrih, 28-for...
Boston hasn’t quite meshed the way they’ve wanted to. The talent is there and they’ve got youth on the bench now, but somehow, it isn’t flowing yet.
And after another disappointing loss last week, Coach Doc Rivers decided to take the coaching to a cerebral level.
Called his team “soft”. And that was enough to get a reaction out of his players. When asked about the comment...
Doc Rivers was moved to tears by the death of his former Marquette coach, Rick Majerus.
BOSTON — After this season, Austin Rivers will no longer be a member of the New Orleans Hornets.
No, the rookie guard out of Duke is not on the trading block, but the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers will be joining his teammates on a newly named team with a new color scheme as early as next season. Ladies and gentlemen of the Big Easy, meet your New Orleans Pelicans.
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Boston Globe Celtics coach Doc Rivers knows life is more important than basketball - The death of Rick Majerus struck the Celtics coach very personally, writes Gary Washburn. NESN Doc Rivers Lauds Rick Majerus, Recalls When Memorable College Basketball Coach ‘Gave Me My Name’ Boston Herald Jason Terry is a team builder - Mark Murphy looks at what Terry [...]
ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg reports from Celtics practice in Waltham today:
WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers gave members of the 35+ club — Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry — an extra day off and a respite from Monday’s practice, then tossed his clipboard to veteran assistant Armond Hill to run the skeleton session.
Leandro Barbosa also sat out...
Boston Herald Green tackle identity problem – Steve Bulpett examines what Celtics need to do in roder to get back to playing the way they are used to. Celtics’ Doc Rivers hopes Rajon Rondo stays within himself in return Boston.com Suspension over, Rajon Rondo offers no apologies – Gary Washburn discusses Rondo’s reaction to his suspension [...]
By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange BOSTON – His team was down in the early minutes of the second half Wednesday night, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers wasn't overly concerned. "I liked the pace. I liked the tempo," Rivers said, after the Celtics, getting Rajon Rondo back after his two-game league suspension, got hot in the third quarter and wound up cruising to a...