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09:30 AM ET 06.09 | Doc Rivers made his point with luggage. After the Miami Heat rolled Boston in Game 6 Thursday, Rivers went into the locker room and told his Celtics not to back for the trip to Miami, but to add clothes so they could head straight to Oklahoma City for the start of the NBA finals Tuesday. "We're all packed," Rivers said in a conference call Friday. "Guys have a lot of luggage and we???re hoping we can use it." Luggage has been used as motivation before - in 2006 when Pat Riley took over the Heat and took them to the NBA finals, the Heat to go back to Dallas for Game 6 and Riley said after the game he only packed one change of clothes.

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June 9, 2012  09:51 AM ET

told his Celtics not to back for the trip to Miami?

Great grammar checking interns

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June 9, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Win Or Go Fishing, Bro?

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June 9, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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Win Or Go Fishing, Bro?

Bro, Bro?

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June 9, 2012  09:55 AM ET

Go Celtics!

June 9, 2012  09:58 AM ET

As long as Dwade is the primary defender guarding Rondo this game, and Bosh's minutes lineup with KG's minutes the Heat should win this game.

However with Spo at the helm, we might see something crazy like James "Baby Legs" Jones guarding Bass or maybe Cole will finally be able to defend Rondo and Chalmers can guard PP, while Lebron and Bosh double team Stiemsma, or maybe Mike Miller can contain KG.

If this sounds ridiculous just watch Spo's rotations. I can't wait to see what new guy he's added to the rotation this time.

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June 9, 2012  10:00 AM ET

I simply love Doc as a coach. I do however think its actually gonna take a supreme effort moreso than so measured words in order to beat the Heat, Nonetheless Doc, I appuald this calculated effort.

June 9, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Inserting "Baby Legs" into the rotation is an offensive move. Someone needs to tell him the Heat lost 3 in a row because they weren't playing defense.

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June 9, 2012  10:02 AM ET

History is on Lebron side to fold up like a cheap suitcase in the 4th quarter of the seventh game.

 
June 9, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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The Florida coast is a great place to go fishing. It's good that the final game is in Miami, so that the losing team can hit the docks anytime after the game.

Doc's thinking also may be that he lives in Florida so he's packed and that he could take the crew fishing for a few days. In any event, I think the Celtics and Doc have covered all the bases.

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