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02/04/2010 - 10:45am
Rivers: 'Focus agendas' a problem

Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the team's recent struggles, comments from his point guard about a lack of cohesiveness, and trade rumors. "We didn't play well in January, but we had some pretty special circumstances," Rivers said, referring to key injuries. "I keep that in perspective." Added Rivers: "I like our team a lot. If we can get healthy — which I think we will, at some point — I'll take us against anybody."

 

Rivers said comments from Rajon Rondo complaining about a lack of unity on the team were not that different from the coach's own feelings. "I think Rondo was repeating basically what I told the team about three weeks ago," Rivers said. "It was almost exactly my speech to the team. The agendas that we were talking about were more focus agendas. ... It was just too much [off-court] stuff,...

02/04/2010 - 9:25am
Mashup: Ex-UMass coach Pickett dies

Former UMass football coach Bob Pickett, who led the Minutemen to the inaugural Division 1-AA championship game in 1978, passed away Tuesday night in Florida at the age of 75. Get more information on Pickett's legacy, and get caught up on the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


02/04/2010 - 12:59am
Ray Allen: 'Anything can happen'

Before the Celtics-Heat game, Ray Allen talked to WEEI.com about his meeting with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge to discuss the recent trade rumors. Allen, whose contract expires at the end of this season, appreciated that Ainge kept him in the loop. At the same time, he understands the realities of basketball.

 

“I really understand that this is a business and I got traded when I was the least one to be traded when I was in Milwaukee. So anything can happen. Anything can happen,” Allen said. “There’s nobody that’s really untouchable in this league, so I appreciated his candidness, letting me know and letting my wife know, and my boys were in the office running around. You always hate to see people do business behind your back and kind of not keep you alert, so it just spoke volumes of who he is and as a GM doing his job.

 

“But, you know, he still could. I don...

02/03/2010 - 11:56pm
Bringing the Heat: C's hold on

With Paul Pierce sidelined with a strained left foot, Rajon Rondo continued his spectacular play with 22 points and 14 assists as the Celtics held on to beat the Miami Heat, 107-102 on Wednesday night at TD Garden. Ray Allen added 23 points while Kendrick Perkins had 13 for the Celtics, who improved to 31-16. With the Celtics leading 88-78, the Heat went on a 8-0 run to draw to within two. But Eddie House, with 16 points off the bench, drilled a 3-pointer followed by a fast-break layup to restore command. Tony Allen started for Pierce and had just six points but had a key steal on a Dwyane Wade drive to the basket in the final minute and made two free throws as the Celtics won their second straight. Wade scored a game-high 30 for Miami, which fell below .500 at 24-25 on the season.

 

The Celtics practice Thursday before hosting the 4-44 New Jersey Nets on Friday at TD Garden. For more, visit the...

02/03/2010 - 10:08pm
Doc: Injuries, not chemistry, a worry

In the wake of Rajon Rondo's comments to the Boston Herald that team chemistry is an issue right now, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he has no problems with chemistry but rather the constant toll that injuries — such as Paul Pierce's strained left foot — are taking on his team. "I'm not that concerned by it," Rivers said. "I am concerned by all the injuries, clearly. Obviously, you don't want that and it does hurt your continuity as a group. It's been very difficult to get any continuity as a team. Every time you think we're about to get it, something happens. But other than that, I like our team." For more, including audio from Doc Rivers on Rondo's comments, visit the Green Street blog. 


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