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Doc hopes C's didn't learn wrong lesson

After last season, Rivers may have problem getting team to focus on regular season

Updated: September 29, 2010, 9:05 AM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

NEWPORT, R.I. -- The jokes and quips surfaced almost immediately at the offseason meeting of the NBA coaches.

"Geez, Doc, how are we ever going to get our guys to concentrate on the regular season after what you guys did?" Or, "Thanks a lot, Doc. How on earth am I going to tell my guys that the games in December and January really do matter?"

Faced with no other choice, at least as he saw it, Celtics coach Doc Rivers basically put a blowtorch to the 2009-10 regular season. Injured ...

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