R&R is just what Doc ordered

While others hit first-round bumps in the road, Celtics get to recharge before Round 2

Updated: April 27, 2011, 4:52 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

Of the 16 teams in the NBA playoffs, who needed a sweep more than the Celtics? They did what the Heat, Bulls and Thunder did not do -- and they are reaping the benefits.

When they returned to practice Wednesday, they still didn't have an opponent or a starting date for their next game. But they reported for work knowing:

• They had a two-day break from the practice-session entreaties of Doc Rivers and top lieutenant Lawrence Frank. Mental health days are huge at this time ...

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