How will the Boston Garden crowd treat Doc Rivers tonight? The former Celtics coach returns with his LA Clippers for the first time and you can catch the action live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket starting at 7PM.

Rivers and GM Danny Ainge admit the ending this summer didn't go as planned. When the decision was made to rebuild and trade Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett, Doc said he really didn't want to go through a construction job even though he had a contract with the C's.  Ainge tried to talk him into staying but they ended up parting ways. Doc took the Clippers job, Ainge hired Brad Stevens.

The Celtics enter the game in first place in the Atlantic Division with a 10-12 record. Doc's Clippers are in first place out west with a 14-8 record.

EASTERN

W

L

PCT

GB

HOME

ROAD

DIV

CONF

 

 

 

 

 

1

Indiana

18

3

.857

-

9-0

9-3

4-1

12-1

 

 

 

 

 

2

Miami

16

5

.762

2

9-2

7-3

6-0

12-5

 

 

 

 

 

3

Atlanta

11

10

.524

7

7-3

4-7

2-3

8-5

 

 

 

 

 

4

Boston

10

12

.455

8 ½

5-5

5-7

1-1

8-6

 

 

 

 

 

5

Detroit

10

11

.476

8

5-6

5-5

3-2

9-5

 

 

 

 

 

6

Charlotte

10

11

.476

8

6-6

4-5

0-3

9-7

 

 

 

 

 

7

Washington

9

11

.450

8 ½

6-4

3-7

2-1

7-7

 

 

 

 

 

8

Chicago

8

10

.444

8 ½

6-2

2-8

3-3

7-5

 

 

 

 

 

WESTERN

W

L

PCT

GB

HOME

ROAD

DIV

CONF

 

 

 

 

 

1

Portland

18

4

.818

-

9-2

9-2

4-0

10-4

 

 

 

 

 

2

San Antonio

15

4

.789

1 ½

8-2

7-2

3-1

8-3

 

 

 

 

 

3

Oklahoma City

15

4

.789

1 ½

10-0

5-4

4-2

11-4

 

 

 

 

 

4

LA Clippers

14

8

.636

4

8-2

6-6

4-1

10-3

 

 

 

 

 

5

Houston

15

7

.682

3

10-3

5-4

3-1

8-6

 

 

 

 

 

6

Denver

13

8

.619

4 ½

6-2

7-6

3-2

6-6

 

 

 

 

 

7

Dallas

13

9

.591

5

9-2

4-7

3-1

7-7

 

 

 

 

 

8

Phoenix

11

9

.550

6

6-3

5-6

0-2

8-7