We've been known to say some less than nice things about the coach of the Boston Celtics around these parts, but on a more somber note, our heartfelt sympathies go out to Doc Rivers for the loss of his father, Grady Alexander Rivers, Sr. The specifics of Mr. Rivers' passing aren't known, but he was 76 and died in Chicago, Coach Rivers' hometown. In any event, while we'll be back to referring to him as Glenn soon enough, our condolences are with him and his family.
Someone might be planning to post more on this later, but the C's beat the Raptors in OT today, 98-95. Ray Allen was the hero of the day, hitting the game-winning 3 and scoring 33 points altogether. Pierce had a rough day, shooting 4-17 and ending up with just 13 points, but KG went for 23 and 13 and James Posey chipped in 11 off the bench. Rondo had a rough game, failing to make a field goal and picking up 5 fouls in 27 minutes. But hey, 2-0 is 2-0. We've got the Nuggets on Wednesday and the big bad Atlanta Hawks on Friday.