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Doc Rivers 'shocked' by Celtics' attitude

Updated: March 26, 2011, 10:06 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Four days earlier, he reached into the coach's toolbox and pulled out the motivational technique labeled "critical." With his team staring at a double-digit halftime deficit at Madison Square Garden, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers purposely needled his players, suggesting they were "soft," a word he later admitted he couldn't remember uttering during the Big Three era.

An offended bunch of veterans responded with a 10-point victory over the New York Knicks.

Rivers ...

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