// Doc Rivers

Celtics Can’t Overcome Westbrook’s Hot Shooting, Lose to Thunder in Perkins Return

Russell Westbrook hit a pair of key three-pointers in the game’s final two minutes, part of a 26-point night that lifted the Oklahoma City Thunder over the Boston Celtics, 97-88. Kevin Durant added clutch moments of his own, and leading everyone with 28. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points. Kevin Garnett and Jermaine […]

The Atlantic, Week 2: Ray Allen & No One Else in Great Shape

Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The Boston Celtics are riding Ray Allen’s hot hand. The Philadelphia 76ers are emerging as a powerhouse. Have the New Jersey Nets found their backcourt of the future? What’s going on this week […]

The Expendables: Former Celtics That Could Rejoin the Team

With the threat of injury a big concern for the Boston Celtics this season, seemingly every player on the current roster could find themselves in Doc Rivers’ rotation at some point. So far in this young season it’s been a struggle for the likes of Avery Bradley, E’Twaun Moore, and Sasha Pavlovic to prove they are […]

Celtics Fall to Knicks in Christmas Day Opener 106-104

The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks opened the NBA season in New York today, the Knicks won a close one 106-104 over the Celtics. Paul Pierce sat out this game with a bruised heel, Sasha Pavlovic started in his place. The Celtics got off to a slow start but turned it around in the […]

Burning Questions Surrounding the Quest for Banner #18

The Boston Globe published 18 “burning” questions for this upcoming Celtics season on Monday in honor of team’s pursuit of their 18th championship banner. Some questions – “Have the Celtics been passed by the Bruins in popularity?” (probably, but how does that affect the upcoming season?) and “Can Keyon Dooling make fans forget Delonte West?” […]

Strong Start Powers Celtics to Second Preseason Win Over Raptors

Doc Rivers gave his starters the first half of Wednesday’s home game against the Toronto Raptors, then turned it over to the bench. The Boston Celtics bench played virtually the entire second half, maintaining a large first-half lead to beat the Raptors, 81-73. A two-game preseason might not say much, but the Celtics finished theirs […]

Lawrence Frank to Pistons, Larry Brown as Replacement for Celtics?

Last offseason, Tom Thibodeau vacated his role as an assistant on the Celtics bench to take the head coaching job in Chicago, where he led the Bulls to 62 wins and was named the NBA Coach of the Year. In a similar move, Lawrence Frank is leaving the Celtics’ coaching staff for Detroit, where he […]

Celtics, Doc Rivers Agree on 5-Year Contract Extension

After last year’s loss in the NBA Finals, Doc Rivers was uncertain about returning, but opted gave it one more chance to win another title with the same group. As you know, the Celtics were recently eliminated by the Heat, a team that came together to beat the Green-team. This time, after the season-ending loss […]

Doc Rivers on Board to Bring the Band Back Together Next Year

LeBron James going to his knee, clutching Dwyane Wade while the two SuperFriends embraced, and doing his best Rod Tidwell impression said it all. The pure jubilation of the fickle Miami patrons said it all. Referee Bill Spooner emphatically signalling Miami Heat ball like he was a wide receiver catching a pivotal 3rd & 12 as Delonte West launched […]

LeBron, Heat End Celtics’ Season; Big 3 Era Possibly Over

They were the golden standard in the Eastern Conference, the bullies on the block, the big brother other teams were forced to look up too; but not anymore. The Boston Celtics finally met their match. The Miami Heat eliminated the Celtics four games to one by handing them a Game 5 loss 97-87. The defeat […]

Amber Alert! Missing Baby! What Happened to Glen Davis in the Playoffs?

Down 3-1 to the Miami Heat, the Celtics are on the brink of elimination and possibly the end of the new “Big Three” era. Clearly things haven’t exactly followed the blueprint in the playoffs for Boston, but why? One big problem is the production, or lack of production, from one big baby. Glen Davis has […]

Shaq Expected to Play Game 3 vs Miami (Or So They Say)

In a busy and disappointing time for the Boston Celtics, Chris Forsberg reports that, if you can believe it, Shaquille O’Neal will play for game 3 of the series against the Miami Heat, barring any setbacks. Obviously, this can’t be read into too deeply. However, head coach Doc Rivers sounded especially optimistic about it, even […]

Burnt! Too Much Heat for Celtics To Handle In Game 1

The Celtics opened their second round series against the Miami Heat Sunday afternoon and the heater must have been on high, because the Heat dominated the Celtics as they lost Game 1 99-90. Tally one up for the new Big Three, who outscored the old big three 67-50. “I thought they were prepared, they were […]

Celtics Survive Their Own Collapse to Sweep Knicks

Chicago couldn’t do it. Miami couldn’t do it. Boston could. The Celtics punched the first ticket to the second round on Sunday, beating the New York Knicks 101-89 to complete the sweep. Carmelo Anthony’s 32 points couldn’t help the Knicks, who shrank a 23-point lead to four, but couldn’t complete the comeback. Glen Davis started […]

2010-2011 Celtics Regular Season Wrap-Up

The Celtics finished the 2009-10 regular season 50-32. This season, they finished 56-26. The 2010 Celtics finished fourth in the Eastern Conference, beating the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic before losing in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. The 2011 Celtics finished third, and will face the New […]