Why Celtics must end it now

Doc knows from experience that Boston doesn't want to get to a Game 7

Updated: June 14, 2010, 9:16 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

Doc Rivers got a phone call from an old Knicks teammate the other day. John Starks was on the line to remind Rivers of their communal suffering 16 years ago. Not that Rivers needed a reminder.

The Knicks led the NBA Finals 3-2 and flew down to Houston to seal the deal. Starks was a starter at guard. An injured Rivers was a spectator. In one of the epic shooting performances of the NBA Finals (and we mean "epic" in an "The English Patient," excruciating-to-watch sense), Starks missed 16 of ...

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