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Doc Rivers adhering to his father's lessons

Originally Published: June 14, 2008
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPN.com

The groundwork for Doc Rivers' finest hour was laid long before the Celtics staged their improbable comeback in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Thursday night. Boston not only obliterated a 24-point second-quarter deficit, they also ripped a gaping hole in the mystical reputation of L.A.'s decorated coach, Phil Jackson, who may have won nine championships but has been thoroughly outmaneuvered by Rivers in this series.

In the midst of Boston's stunning Game 4 turnaround, Rivers calmly instructed ...

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