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Doc Rivers, Celtics not packing it in

Even without Rajon Rondo, team says it can contend in Eastern Conference

Updated: January 27, 2013, 10:16 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers admitted that he hadn't gazed too far into a Rajon Rondo-less future, but on the heels of a double-overtime triumph over the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat, Rivers hinted that Boston's expectations won't change despite the loss of its star point guard.

"You can write the obituary; I'm not," Rivers said. "You can go ahead, but I'm not. We won tonight and so, the way I look at it is, we're going to stay in there. In my opinion, we're going nowhere."

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