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Doc Rivers is ready to finish the season strong.
There are few coaches that are respected more in the NBA right now than Doc Rivers. Through highs and lows, he has stuck with the Celtics and kept them on the right tracks.
This year has definitely been a struggle, but Rivers appears ready to wrap up the regular season and head into the playoffs.
Rivers seems very focused right now. The Celtics had a weekend to rest after their game against the Golden State Warriors. According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN, when asked about the standings in the East, Rivers said:
I don’t [look at the standings]. I guess I should at times, but I really don’t. I just think every game right now is important. So I have a single-game focus, instead of the whole picture, right now for us.
It looks like Rivers is definitely taking the rest of the season one game at a time. He sounds like he is prepared to make a serious run in the final stretch, and with how well the Celtics have been playing, it wouldn't surprise anyone to see them move up a few spots in the East.