Sources have told the Boston Herald that Celtics coach Doc Rivers is leaning toward not coming back next season. 

 

It may not have been how the Celtics envisioned it at the start of the season, but as the playoffs approach, they’re driving forward with their championship ambitions — regardless of the starting point.



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According to a report on the website for television station WGGB in Springfield, the Celtics will sign former UMass forward Tony Gaffney today. The 6-8 forward was one of the last cuts by the Lakers in training camp and then went to Israel where he suffered a broken foot in his first month with Hapoel Gilboa Galil Elyon. He was named the Atlantic-10's Defensive Player of the Year in his senior season.

Michael Finley walked into the Celtics locker room and tossed a towel at Marquis Daniels.

“You’re still my rookie,” he said with a laugh.



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Celtics guard Ray Allen was a guest of the Dale & Holley show Monday morning and addressed Friday night's debacle, when the team was booed by TD Garden fans during an embarrassing loss to the Wizards. "It's disappointing anytime your home fans boo," Allen said. "Obviously, nobody on the team wants to lay an egg out there on the floor." Added Allen: "The one thing I would say is it's so much easier for us when the fans encourage us. ... Booing's hard [to take], but at the end of the day, we have to go out and do our job."

 

You watch this Celtics team and it makes you shake your head.



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Playing without Kevin Garnett, the Celtics beat the Bucks in Milwaukeee Saturday night, 105-90. Doc Rivers elected to sit Garnett after he said the big man "looked tired," in a Friday night loss to the Wizards. The Celtics played one of their best games in recent memory as Paul Pierce scored 24 points and Rajon Rondo added 15 points and 10 assists.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers has elected to sit Kevin Garnett for tonight's game with Milwaukee. It's the second game of a back-to-back and the fourth in five days for the Celtics. Rasheed Wallace is expected to start in his place. For more go to Green Street.

Kevin Garnett had stifled him once, and Andray Blatche would not let it happen again.



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A frustrated Kevin Garnett took exception with the boos that rained down on the parquet during Boston's 106-96 loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night. The Celtics heard it from the TD Garden crowd as the Celtics fell behind by 28 in the second quarter. "Well, I mean we are at home, we look for our fans to give energy, to give us a spark when the times are tough," Garnett said. "It doesn't help when the boos happen but we are a group of veterans and we are a group that is a real team.