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Doc Rivers talkin’ practice . . . over games

Rivers said he’d consider holding his veterans, both of whom are on the mend from injuries, out of games so they’re able to log practice time down the stretch.

"We have to have them playing at their peak (when the playoffs start). Whatever we have to do that, we have to do it," Rivers said before the C’s 122-103 win against the Pacers last night. "If that means working them more in practices and maybe them missing games - whatever it takes, that’s what we have to do and that’s what we’re going to do."

Garnett and Pierce didn’t exactly welcome the idea with open arms.

Personally I think the idea has merit.  All year we've heard about how Doc has not been careful with not pushing his players too hard in practice, but that might be a big reason why they seem so out of sync so often.  Maybe they do need some more coaching so they can work the finer points under supervision.

What is the drawback?  Losing a few games?  Doing that already.  We all know the playoffs are the most important thing and this would be one more acknowledgement of that fact.