Celtics vs. Heat: 5 Things Doc Rivers Must Do to Get Past the Miami Heat

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Celtics vs. Heat: 5 Things Doc Rivers Must Do to Get Past the Miami Heat
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The Celtics' coach must make all the right decisions if he wants to return to the NBA Finals

The Boston Celtics are headed to the Eastern Conference finals for the fourth time in the last five years, and the team may be facing its tallest postseason task of the "Big Three" era against the Miami Heat.

Though the Celtics' players are ultimately the ones who will decide their team's fate, head coach Doc Rivers is the one who must utilize his players in all the right ways.

If the veteran Celtics hope to slow down Wade, James and Co., Rivers will need to out-coach and outsmart Erik Spoelstra.

Here are the five essential things Doc Rivers must do in his team's matchup against the Miami Heat in order to stand a fighting chance of returning to the NBA Finals.

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