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High praise from Doc Rivers for the Celtics: "They could make a run"

The Celtics have been gradually entering the national media spotlight recently with the help of Isaiah Thomas being named an All-Star and most importantly, sitting alone in third place in the East heading into the break. Following the loss last night, Doc Rivers had some nice quotes about the C's. From ESPN's Chris Forsberg: "They could make a run," former Celtics and current Clippers...
Via Celtics Life
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers fall to streaky Celtics in Overtime

By KYLE HIGHTOWER , AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) -- The way the Boston Celtics are scoring right now, they may want to try bottling a little of it before they leave for the All-Star break.Whatever it is, it has the Celtics looking like a probable playoff team heading into the second half of the season.Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fade away jumper that...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thinks Clippers are better without Griffin? Doc thinks you've lost your mind

The Clippers are 18-5 since Blake Griffin went down with a quad injury back in December. But even if their winning percentage is better without the starting power forward, are the Clippers actually a better team with Blake riding the pine?Doc Rivers thinks even the premise of that question is egregious:The 18-5 record over that stretch is a tad misleading. The Clippers have played...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers says the NBA had a lot of say so in regards to Blake Griffin’s suspension

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Clippers announced that forward Blake Griffin will be suspended for 4 games after his incident with the equipment manager. The Clippers made it clear that Griffin’s conduct was something that they won’t tolerate and hopes he learns from this. But many wanted to know if the NBA was going to add to the suspension or let the Clippers handle it. Well...
Via No Guts, No Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celts head to the All-Star break, flying high

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Isaiah Thomas had a smile from ear to ear as he walked out to center court prior to the Celtics’ game against the Clippers Wednesday night. Waiting for him there were Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve...
Via Red's Army
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin Breaks Shooting Hand in Fist Fight

Los Angeles Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin has been considered an impact player since his addition to the team back in 2009. Since then, he has made a name for himself via career statistics like a .522 FG%, 1,893 field goals, and 8,749 total points in his six seasons with the Clippers. Despite being a talented athlete however, it seems Griffin has a hard time controlling...
Via The Sports Journal
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Kelly Olynyk Sent To Hospital For X-Rays On Right Shoulder

BOSTON — Doc Rivers and Paul Pierce both have had plenty of success inside TD Garden. But even the head coach who brought a 17th championship to Boston emerged from Wednesday night’s thriller impressed by this current Celtics team. The C’s came back from the brink on several occasions to force overtime and eventually defeat the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in a playoff-like...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Prevail Over Clippers In Fantastic Isaiah Thomas-Chris Paul Duel

BOSTON — Doc Rivers has seen his fair share of great 1-on-1 duels involving the Boston Celtics as both a player and coach. He had a front row seat to the legendary Larry Bird vs. Dominique Wilkins duel in the 1988 NBA playoffs, during which Rivers’ Atlanta Hawks were eliminated in a Game 7 loss at the old Boston Garden. Rivers was again on the losing end of another great duel...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Boston Celtics 139 - Los Angeles Clippers 134 full game highlights and box score

The Boston Celtics handed Doc Rivers his first loss in the TD Garden as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night in a 139-134 overtime victory. The C's 139 points were the most scored by the franchise since November 25, 1992.A few special moments occurred before the game's tip-off: Paul Pierce was warmly welcomed by the Garden crowd for what could be his last appearance...
Via Celtics Life
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Celtics head into All-Star break with a thriller - top Clippers 139-134

This one was a thrill ride. The Garden shook like a playoff game with Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers back in town. The Celtics defended their home court and hung onto 3rd place in the East with a gritty win against the 4th team in the West.Isaiah Thomas had a productive pit stop in Boston en route to Toronto, leading the Celtics with 36 points and 11 assists. No two points were bigger...
Via Celtics Life
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics forward Jared Sullinger peeks into Clippers huddle (Video)

Boston Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger was caught peeking into the opposing huddle during Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.It happened during a timeout with 15.2 seconds left in the first half. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was drawing up a play with the team huddled around him when Sullinger walked over to see what was going on. Some of the Clippers...
Via Holdout Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Wrap: C’s Throw Final Punch, Sink Clippers 139-134 In OT Epic

BOSTON — Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers may have been the main attractions, but the stars of the show resided elsewhere Wednesday night. Two red-hot basketball teams duked it out for four quarters and then some, as the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers went back and forth in front of a playoff-like crowd at TD Garden. Isaiah Thomas’ fadeaway jumper with 5.8 seconds left in...
Via NESN.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Warriors have 'swagger' of defending champion

BOSTON — The Golden State Warriors look unbeatable. One year after winning their first championship since 1975, the Dubs have the best record in the NBA at 47-4 and likely will make a serious run at breaking the all-time best 72-10 record set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. The Los Angeles Clippers are sure to be one of the teams standing in the way of Golden State’s pursuit...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics legend Paul Pierce prepares for what ‘could be’ his last game in Boston

BOSTON — Wednesday night’s Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers matchup at TD Garden might seem like just another regular-season game. Celtics legend Paul Pierce and former head coach Doc Rivers, both of whom won the 2008 NBA Finals with Boston, are returning, but both of them have already done that multiple times since leaving the C’s after the 2012-13 season. That said...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Celtics Vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Game Online (Live Stream)

Paul Pierce will return to TD Garden on Wednesday for what could be the last time, and he’ll bring an old friend with him. Pierce, head coach Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers will be in town to play the Boston Celtics, marking the first time the pair takes the court together in Boston since they left the city. The 38-year-old Pierce joined the Clippers in July 2015 and...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Praises Danny Ainge’s Patience Amid Coach Firings Around NBA

BOSTON — The 2015-16 NBA season hasn’t been kind to coaches and we’re still a few days away from the All-Star break. The New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher on Monday. He became the fifth head coach fired this season, joining David Blatt in Cleveland, Jeff Hornacek in Phoenix, Kevin McHale in Houston and Lionel Hollins in Memphis. Rumors have circulated that George...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Brad Stevens, Celtics In A ‘Really Good Place’ With Rebuild

BOSTON — When Doc Rivers left the Boston Celtics for greener pastures in 2013, it was in part because he didn’t want to be a part of another rebuild. But as Rivers returns to Boston on Wednesday night as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, he’ll face a Celtics team that’s turned things around in a hurry. After winning just 25 games in Brad Stevens’ first season as head...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Loyal Paul Pierce Deserves ‘More Credit’ For Celtics’ 2008 Title

It’s been almost six years since Paul Pierce, Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics brought a 17th championship to the storied franchise. But Pierce had to endure a longer period than that before reaching the pinnacle. Drafted by the Celtics in 1998, Pierce went through nearly decade of ups and downs before winning his first ring. After reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in 2002...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers look to end road trip 4th straight

There might not be another team looking forward to the All-Star break more than the Los Angeles Clippers after surviving multiple health issues and an off-court distraction.They've kept winning through it all, though.The Clippers look to complete a perfect four-game road trip Wednesday night and beat Boston for the fifth straight time since Doc Rivers left the Celtics to coach Los...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers-Celtics Preview

There might not be another team looking forward to the All-Star break more than the Los Angeles Clippers after surviving multiple health issues and an off-court distraction. They've kept winning through it all, though. The Clippers look to complete a perfect four-game road trip Wednesday night and beat Boston for the fifth straight time since Doc Rivers left the Celtics to coach...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin suspended 4 games without pay

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blake Griffin was suspended four games without pay on Tuesday for punching a team staff member, and the Los Angeles Clippers will dock the star forward's pay for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand.In all, Griffin will lose $859,442 from his season salary of $18,907,725.A team spokesman said the suspension will begin when Griffin is healthy,...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin suspended 4 games for striking team employee

The Los Angeles Clippers handed Blake Griffin a four-game suspension for the striking a team employee. Blake Griffin trade rumors will have to take a back seat on the news wire after the Los Angeles Clippers suspended the All-Star forward four games for an altercation with a team employee last month. The incident landed Griffin on the shelf...
Via NJ.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers suspend Blake Griffin 4 games without pay for punch

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended Blake Griffin four games without pay for punching a team staff member. His salary will be withheld for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand. The team announced the punishment Tuesday, saying it worked with the NBA in the process. The Clippers will donate Griffin's salary from the five games to charities...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Suspend Blake Griffin Without Pay For Punching Team Staffer

Blake Griffin’s moment of rage has damaged his reputation and will reduce his bank account. The Los Angeles Clippers announced Tuesday in a statement they have suspended Griffin for four games and are docking his pay for five as punishment for him punching a member of the Clippers equipment staff in January. Griffin broke his right hand during the altercation and required surgery...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Suspend Blake Griffin Four Games

The Los Angeles Clippers have given Blake Griffin a four-game suspension for punching a team equipment manager. Griffin will also be fined another game's pay that will be donated to charity. Doc Rivers released the following statement: "The L.A. Clippers announced today that forward Blake Griffin has been suspended without pay for four games for striking a team employee on Jan. 23...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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