AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — It was the waning minutes of the third quarter when Doc Rivers relented. After feverishly attempting to motivate his team out of yet another stupor, after watching Rajon Rondo commit silly turnovers, after watching the Celtics leave Brandon Knight and Tayshaun Prince open for consecutive 3-point shots, he took a seat on the bench and just watched.
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