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Davis isn't thrown off after being thrown out -

Looks like Jimmy the Mick had it right, Davis is really competetive and doesn't like to lose. It is great to see how Rivers is starting to change the face and character of the team, slowly but surely (remember, this is the NBA after all...

Ricky Davis was back at practice yesterday. He made a fallaway jumper to beat the shot clock in one of Doc Rivers's last drills of the day, and after it was over, both player and coach minimized Davis's eviction from practice 24 hours earlier.

"No big deal," Rivers said.

"It wasn't that big of a deal," Davis said.

That about covers it.


"Just out there, having fun," said Davis, who was not available for comment Sunday. "A little too much fun. Got carried away."

And what, pray tell, can make Davis get so carried away in an open practice?

"Just trying to win," he explained. "Winning in trying to do everything I do. Play cards. Whatever it is. Got to win."

This might not seem like that big of a deal, but I think that this is good news for the Celtics, their fans and the development of Ricky. This could've turned into a Mexican standoff situation, something that the Celtics don't need to worry about if they want to make a run at the playoffs in the second half.

Lastly, thank you to Jeff for asking me to fill in for a day while Jeff is experiencing the best of ESPN: The Weekend (no, not really, but do quiz him about the Hall of Presidents upon his return). I am glad that I get to make a post today because I want to clear a something up about Jeff and the Pierce thing.

As a friend of Jeff's for about 8 years, the truth with Pierce is that he doesn't love Paul Pierce as blindly as some folks might think, it is just that he doesn't want Pierce to leave because then it will make his hundreds of dollars of Paul Pierce gear fall into the Bermuda Triangle between current and "throwback."

-Brian writes for

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