CAN RAY SHAKE THE PAIN?
The scene was stranger than surreal. There was Ray Allen, so smooth a shooter, so relentless a worker, so detailed in his preparation, missing a free throw. Then another. Then another. It reached the point where Kevin Garnett was encouraging Allen from the bench after he missed 2 of 3 when fouled on a 3-pointer. That's Ray Allen, on the free throw line, needing encouragement?
THE BOOK ON DOC
Kevin Garnett called the Celtics team "Cuba" for a reason: Rivers’ regime is a dictatorship, not a democracy. He’s willing to discuss things with his stars and veterans, but he does not share decision-making power with anyone. The one possible exception is Rajon Rondo's veto power on plays Rivers calls from the bench.
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