Interesting side note about the Celtics. They have a reputation for being trash talkers, but it sounds like Doc has convinced them to tone it down some. From the Herald:
Be it the Knicks’ Quentin Richardson, the Wizards’ DeShawn Stevenson or the Hawks’ Al Horford and the ever-game Pachulia, trash-talking the champs has become a league pastime.
That’s difficult considering that Rivers has finally convinced his own players that talk is cheap and unnecessary.
“It figures,” the coach said. “We’re talking less, but the talk hasn’t stopped.”