Terry: Rivers the 'Belichick of basketball'

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Terry: Rivers the 'Belichick of basketball'

Doc Rivers took advantage of his free Monday night by hitting up the Patriots-Texans game at Gillette Stadium.

But of course, he did it in style. Rivers chatted it up with Patriots coach Bill Belichick out on the field but that's not all. Rivers also got a chance to sit in on an offensive meeting before the game.

"I love watching that team play," Rivers said. "I was telling our guys that today, just really awesome watching them: how they execute, how professional they are."

Players on the Celtics like Jason Terry see similarities in Rivers and Belichick maybe not in personality so much, but certainly in game preparation and coaching.

"He's the Bill Belichick of basketball, because his execution, what he draws up in the timeouts, in practice, we go over it time and time again," Terry said. "There's a big emphasis on doing things the right way."

CSNNE's Kyle Draper has the full story.

Halftime stars, studs and duds: Williams surprises with big first half

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Halftime stars, studs and duds: Williams surprises with big first half

BOSTON – Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from the first half of Game 5 between Boston and Cleveland as the Cavs have a comfortable 75-57 lead.

STARS

LeBron James

He is definitely in triple-double mode tonight, tallying 20 points along with seven rebounds and seven assists at the half while shooting a blistering 7-for-8 from the field primarily on lay-ups and dunks.

Avery Bradley

The deficit is huge, but it hasn’t stopped Avery Bradley from playing with the kind of focus and desperation that sadly, most of his teammates are lacking tonight. He has 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting.

 

STUDS

Deron Williams

Easily the biggest surprise of the game tonight, D-Will looks like the D-Will from a few years ago that was viewed as one of the top point guards in the NBA. He has 14 points at the half on 5-for-6 shooting.

Jae Crowder

The Celtics have to be careful with Crowder in the second half. He has 11 points on 3-for-5 shooting and is doing a good job of attacking the Cavs defense and getting to the free throw line. But he also has three personal fouls.

Kevin Love

Once again Kevin Love got off to a fast start for the Cavaliers, and has 12 points along with seven rebounds at the half.

Kyrie Irving

Like the rest of the Cavs, Irving has also had a solid start shooting the ball. He has 11 points on 4-for-8 shooting to go with three assists.

 

DUDS

Kelly Olynyk

He’s in the starting lineup ahead of Amir Johnson for his ability to help space the floor with his shot-making. So far, shot-taking is all Olynyk has done in the first half. He’s scoreless at the half, missing all four of his shots from the field while grabbing just two rebounds.