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Rivers: Nate Robinson is 'fine' to play today


Rivers: Nate Robinson is 'fine' to play today

By A. Sherrod Blakely

BOSTON Celtics coach Doc Rivers was in a playful mood prior to today's game against the Miami Heat.

When asked about Nate Robinson's status, Rivers quipped, "He's 5-7. He's grown."

Seriously, the 5-foot-9 guard will play today after suffering a bruised right knee injury in the second quarter of Boston's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

"He's fine," Rivers said.

Robinson has been up and down all season, but the C's are hopeful that today will be different.

It certainly has worked out that way this season.

Robinson, who averages 7.3 points per game this season, is up to 12.9 points per game on Sundays.

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Celtics Storylines: Four factors that will impact ball movement


Celtics Storylines: Four factors that will impact ball movement

Since Brad Stevens arrived in Boston, sharing the ball has been a strength of the Celtics. But this is a different season and a different roster.

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Photo of Celtics' 1963 White House visit recalls a simpler time


Photo of Celtics' 1963 White House visit recalls a simpler time

As the controversy raged Saturday over President Donald Trump's tweet rescinding the White House invitation to Golden State Warriors' star Stephen Curry, a tweeted photo recalling a simpler time for sports team's presidential visits appeared. 

The nostalgic Twitter account @the_60s_at_50 posted a photo from the Celtics' visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and its principal occupant, John F. Kennedy, on Jan. 31, 1963. JFK had invited his hometown NBA team into the Oval Office for what seemed to be a spur-of-the-moment visit.

A newspaper account of the visit was also posted. The defending NBA champion Celtics were in the Washington area to play the Cincinnati Royals at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House that night and had been taking a tour of the White House when Kennedy invited them in. 

All the team members were there except for star center Bill Russell, who, of course, experienced incidents of racism in Boston that were well-documented. However, Russell's absence was blamed on him oversleeping. His teammates said they didn't know they would meet Kennedy on the tour.  

And yes, that's Celtics legend - and CSN's own - Tommy Heinsohn second from right. Coach Red Auerbach is next to the President on the left, Bob Cousy is next to Auerbach and John Havlicek is the first player in the second row on the left.