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Notes: 11/8

Posey will have MRI (Globe):
"His lower back, he said it just went out," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "And they're going to do an MRI [today]. Obviously, I'm extremely concerned. We need him. He does so many little things, taking charges, just his leadership and his voice."
Wallace, Pruitt likely headed to Utah (Globe):
Rivers confirmed that first-year players Glen Davis, Gabe Pruitt, and Brandon Wallace are candidates to play for the NBA Developmental League Utah Flash. Rivers added that two of the aforementioned rookies could be sent to the Flash soon.

Director of basketball operations Danny Ainge, however, said it is less likely that the 6-foot-9-inch, 289-pound Davis will be sent since "we need his size."
Friday night's opponents, the Hawks, beat the Suns last night (Herald):
Josh Smith scored 22 points, rookie Al Horford led a dominant performance on the boards and the Hawks beat another 60-win team from last season, holding off Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns, 105-96, last night in Atlanta.
Rivers not sure if he'll coach on Saturday (ESPN):
Rivers said he planned to coach the Celtics in Wednesday night's home game against the Denver Nuggets and Friday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. He then planned to return to Chicago.

Funeral services for Grady Alexander Rivers Sr. are scheduled for Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Mayfield, Ill. The retired Chicago police officer died last weekend at the age of 76.

Doc Rivers said he has chartered a plane to take him to New Jersey, where the Celtics play the Nets on Saturday night. But he said his emotional state after the funeral may determine whether he makes the trip.

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