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Doc on D&C: There’s still slippage

Six games at home in the next 12 days, what does that mean to you as a team in a practical matter?

We took the day off, today’s a treatment day, and then we play. But after that, we actually get some practice days in. It’s funny, we’re playing well, but we really need practice right now, I see so many things where we’re slipping, because we haven’t had practice. It gives us a chance to get right and get healthy and get some rest all at the same time, so this is a great stretch for us.

Practice just for the new guys, or for everyone?

For everybody. I think there’s slippage all around, but that happens when you go through a stretch of games when you don’t have practice, you see things as a coach that you need to work on.

Rivers on D&C: Full Trasncript

We might be enjoying the new Celtics for a couple of weeks, but Doc is still not happy.  He said "we're close" in that interview, but he's not going to give anyone more than that. 

One big theme he touched on was the injuries.  The Celtics are starting to make waves as they're getting healthier.  That can't be a coincidence.

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  • DRJ

    So far, we are on track for a legendary year. The strong start, the injuries, the steep fall-off, the loss of faith by the faithful, the comeback… and the wins, coming up. If you were staging it, you couldn’t have scripted it better. So far. The only thing left now is the dramatic climax…

  • Injuries healing.. or turning on the switch, (combo of both in my eyes). Who cares, I like what I’m seeing.

  • zippittyay

    so is this year’s team better than last year’s despite the record? We have lost some ugly games for sure, but there is certainly no discussions like “should we keep gabe pruitt or project o’bryant?” I find it hard to believe looking back at last year’s team that they did actually win 61 games. This year’s is so much deeper, healthier, athletic and experienced yet seems to lack ‘heart’ or whatever… I hope we are finding it.

  • wow, great call. certainly compared to last year at this stage we should be feeling pretty good.