The Boston Celtics and Doc Rivers have performed well to date in the young NBA season.
While they haven’t been blowing teams out, they are stringing together solid, continuous efforts, and that’s what they need to be to doing.
Still, there have been some downs to go along with all the ups. Injuries have hit the team hard. Jermaine O’Neal and Delonte West are out, while Kendrick Perkins continues to rehab from knee surgery. If anyone else goes down for an extended period of the time, the Celtics won’t be able to dress a full 12-team lineup.
So, Celtics coach Doc Rivers needs to continue to rally the troops in order for them to keep the wins coming. Here are some tactics Doc can employ to keep the team at a high level.