Boston Celtics: Chicago Bulls
The Bulls have four players 6-foot-9 or taller that get regular minutes.
"Chicago is bigger, so it’s harder to do," Rivers said at the team's morning shootaround when asked about keeping a smaller lineup on the floor. Later he added, “We’re still looking for ourselves. We’re going to keep moving them around, and you’ll keep asking the [lineup] questions."
Rivers did say he thought the team took steps in the right direction in the latter part of Saturday night’s win in Milwaukee. The Celtics (3-3) outscored the Bucks 57-50 in the second half and did not turn the ball over in the fourth quarter.
“I just like the fact that I thought, in the Milwaukee game in the second half we played more like the team we can be,” Rivers said. “Whether they understand that or not, we’ll find that out. I just thought that’s the closest I’ve seen us as a team this year.
“No turnovers, the ball moved, the defense was good. There’s still some glaring areas on film we have to improve on, but you can see how close it is ... it‘s getting closer, no doubt about that -- as far as them understanding. And then the second step is figuring out the right group of guys.”
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