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Rivers was standing by his man

So Doc Rivers lied about Sebastian Telfair's whereabouts during a game. So what? Rivers did the right thing.

Updated: October 26, 2006, 11:57 AM ET
By Bomani Jones | Special to Page 2

Last week, Doc Rivers told reporters that Sebastian Telfair didn't play after halftime of the Celtics' preseason game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden because of a stomach problem. 'Twas a boldfaced lie; Telfair left the game because detectives wanted to question him about a shooting that took place the night before at Justin's Restaurant in Manhattan.

Maybe Bassy called Rivers later and said he had a tummy ache. Talking to Johnny Law has that effect on some people.

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