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Rivers, understandably, is paying close attention to the Jazz. “It’s funny, I was just watching and obviously when it was on you’re like, ‘Hey! Knicks are playing well. Hope they win,’ ” Rivers said. “But, honestly when it was a (four)-point game at halftime I didn’t have a lot of hope in that. Then you’re just watching more because that may be one of your opponents.”
Tim MacMahon: J.J. Barea was called for a flagrant 2 and tossed after a push to the neck that sent Blake Griffin sprawling. Barea laughed at the ruling.
Doc Rivers on Dirk Nowitzki: “He’s his own bird, is what I love about him. There’s not been a Dirk. Ever. There’s been a lot of great players in our league, but the great, great players are the ones where you say well there’s never been one of those. To me that’s Dirk. I don’t know, who would you say was a Dirk before Dirk? No one.”
He’s not too surprised that he won’t be at that bash, but the man who constructed that title team is still disappointed that Allen is getting snubbed by his former teammates. “I was surprised,” Ainge said during his weekly interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Thursday. “Ray was such a big part of that, it would defeat the purpose. He was a huge, huge part of that championship run.”