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Early stat of the night... Assist to Turnover ratio tonight... Jordan Crawford - 5:1 Chris Paul - 2:2
Jeff Green is playing motivated tonight, as if he wants to show Doc something. Has 13 points in 17 min. Brandon Bass already has 14 and 7
Antawn Jamison just scored his 20,000th point. Who has had a better NBA career, he or Vince Carter (22,444 points)?
The look on Green's face during that dunk says a lot about how important it is to beat the old boss and new Clippers coach.
Doc watching the video tribute here at the Garden. http://t.co/KWOKvdliSX
"Thank you Doc" message at end of video: http://t.co/JnnCnAgoYC
Doc Rivers acknowledging crowd during tribute video: http://t.co/A2PJmy3KNB
Great video tribute by the Celtics. And for those asking, yes, Wally Szczerbiak made a cameo.
Doc Rivers tribute ends with this ... http://t.co/LwzfF14gLF
Celtics never fail, awesome video tribute to Doc Rivers. As expected, Gatorade splash made the cut.
Standing ovation here for Doc at TD Garden. http://t.co/Wf3T5LySkR
It looks like Doc is fighting back tears.
Everyone standing and applauding. If there are any boos, they are being drowned out.
The Celtics lead the Clippers 23-20 after the first. Bass has six points and five boards, while Crawford has seven points and four assists.
It's already starting to get loud. Fans coming to their feet.
Here comes the Doc Rivers tribute video.
End of 1Q: Celtics 23, Clippers 20.
One day we'll tell our grandchildren about the time Jordan Crawford and CP3 dueled at the Garden.
For the record there was no confetti thrown when Jordan Crawford was named Player of the Wk. Which is too bad, bc who doesn't love confetti?
Stephen Jackson just made his debut as a Clipper. Has he asked for an extension yet?
Jordan Crawford is totally trying to show up CP3 tonight.
Blake Griffin looking a lot slimmer than the last time he was in Boston.
Well then, Jordan Crawford just threw up an alley-lop to guard Avery Bradley, who slammed it with one hand.
Meanwhile, Celtics pay tribute to Doc by standing around on offense.
Between Doc and Chris Paul, Rondo must be crawling out of his skin on the bench tonight. He looks good, tho.
Maybe the Celtics are waiting until after the first quarter for the video tribute. Was told it was coming during opening quarter.
Just saw the reception for Doc at the Garden. I was hard on him last summer but that was the proper reaction tonight.
Give me your best predictions, tweeps. Which moments do you expect to see on Doc's tribute video?
Jordan Crawford is having all the fun
Sully starting the game off with a pair of 18 footers from the right elbow
FYI for fans in attendance tonight: Video tribute for Doc Rivers on the jumbotron will happen during the timeout after the first quarter.
95-5 pro-Doc reaction when he was introduced. The video tribute is coming at the end of the first quarter. Then we'll really see it.
Makes me happy to see the Garden supporting Doc tonight. He gave Boston fans a pretty awesome stretch. That's how he should be remembered.
No boos for Brad Stevens.
Pretty loud ovation for Rivers when he was introduced during the starting lineup. Not deafening, but respectable.
Hearty ovation here at @TDGarden for Doc Rivers as he's introduced as the Head Coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.
If there were boos for Doc, it was hard to hear them during Clippers intros.
Video tribute planned for Doc during first TV timeout of the opening quarter.
Rivers enters the Garden to a standing ovation. He waves, hugs a couple of season ticket holders as well as the wife of co-owner Bob Epstein
There's Doc in the middle http://t.co/CijHmjObKr
Doc getting a standing ovation prior to the game.
Doc is making his way onto the court now. Lots of people standing and cheering.
Olynyk is also out. May be available Friday vs. the Knicks.
Humphries will miss tonight's game with a bruised right knee.
Kris Humphries (bruised right knee) is a late scratch tonight. His +29 for the season is second on the Celtics to Jared Sullinger.
Kris Humphries did not dress. Bruised right knee.
No Kris Humphries tonight; out with bruised right knee.
No Kris Humphries tonight. Bruised right knee.
Doc's Celtics return commences in a few minutes. He said he predicts a good reaction from the garden, but I'm not sure. What do you think?
Doc just called Tommy the most important Celtic other than Red. It's true. He represents that franchise.
Doc on KG & Pierce: "I hate it. I just don’t want them to do poorly...Kevin and Paul, you want it to end well for them."
Jeff Green on if he took it personal that Doc didn't want to coach a rebuilding Celtics team: "Not at all….That’s his choice."
Jeff Green on how he felt when Doc left the Celtics: "No grudges. He’s a grown man. He can do what he wants."