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Celtics' D keeps disappearing

Doc Rivers says poor offensive rebounding isn't the problem, and he's right

Updated: November 22, 2012, 2:35 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The zero stared at Doc Rivers for 46 minutes on Wednesday night, and he never flinched.

His Boston Celtics long ago went cold turkey on offensive rebounding in favor of getting five bodies back to the defensive end. The stats bore out that Boston saved far more points by eliminating transition opportunities and forcing opponents into a half-court game than what they might generate in second-chance opportunities.

But here's the sobering reality for Rivers as he settles in ...

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