Boston: ‘Thank You Doc’
The debate was purely a fabrication of journalists and talking heads. Boston still loves Doc. Sure it stung when he left. As Doc, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce all departed in the same Summer, it was the end of an era in Celtics history.
Doc Rivers coached the Boston Celtics for nine years, winning a championship, bringing pride back to the storied franchise, and melding some of the NBA’s most extraordinary talents with egos to match.
And that’s all that mattered to Celtics fans. Before the Clippers and Celtics even tipped off Wednesday night, the Boston crowd gave Doc a standing ovation. There should have been no doubt in anyone’s mind after that point how Boston felt.
But the “Thank You Doc” video played between the first and second quarters sealed the deal. Rivers spoke about the Boston fans during his post game interview with the media.
“It didn’t surprise me. You’ve got to live here to understand that. That’s just the way they are. It’s an amazing fan base. It really is. I just want everything to go well for them.”
So Boston says “Thank You Doc.” Thank you for getting our Celtic pride back. Thank you for the NBA Championship. Thank you for the years.
Curry Sinks Dallas
Stephen Curry just makes shots. It really is that simple. In spite of a slow start, where the Golden State Warriors looked sluggish at time, Curry still managed to give his team a 95-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
Curry scored 16 of his 33 points in the final period. He finished with 10 assists, four rebounds, and the biggest shot of the night.
With the game tied at 93, Curry stood at the top of the key and time winding down. Shawn Marion was on him, ready for Curry to take the final shot. But it didn’t matter what Marion was ready for. Dribbling to his right, Curry stopped at the elbow and pump faked. Marion left his feet, and that’s all the space that Curry needed. He rose up and took his signature jump shot. Nothing but net. 1.5 seconds left on the clock. Dallas’ last second desperation heave missed.
Highlight of the Night
Watch Curry sink Dallas.
Quote of the Night
“It was just… a really nice day. It’s just such a classy place. Here. It was really nice when I walked out. I’m not used to walking out that side, and all those guys lined up, and I was basically useless for the first 18 minutes. I told my coaches I needed halftime far more than the players. And I think they sensed that.”
-Doc Rivers commenting on the Boston “Thank You Doc” video after the game.