HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Boston Celtics dropped Saturday's exhibition tilt against the New York Knicks, but coach Doc Rivers liked a lot of what he saw, particularly on the offensive side of the ball from his team. "I thought we started off slow, defensively, and our offensive rebounding on the guards killed us," said Rivers. "But having said that, we still had a lead after the first quarter, and that’s a great sign. When you struggle defensively, when you struggle on the glass, and you have a lead, that tells you that there will be certain nights when your offense can bail you out and I thought our offense bailed us out in the first quarter."
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