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An almost -- and unsettled -- reunion

The absence of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce is taken from Doc Rivers' playbook

Updated: November 17, 2013, 12:54 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- At some point, Doc Rivers just had to tell Kevin Garnett to stay home. Every game the notoriously intense Garnett wasn't healthy enough to play was a nightmare. He was insufferable on the bench and worse in the locker room. Eventually Rivers just told him to stay home.

"He drove me crazy," Rivers joked. "It was better for him to just stay home if he couldn't play."

Eventually Rivers accorded Paul Pierce the same latitude. He wasn't as insufferable as Garnett ...

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