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Riley leaves the past behind

Coach didn't feel need for motivational tactics

By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / June 14, 2006

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MIAMI -- Without fail, the Celtics at some point become a historical point of reference during the NBA Finals. In his pregame press conference last night, Heat coach Pat Riley was reminded of the memorable talks he gave to his Lakers following a staggering 148-114 loss to the Celtics in Game 1 of the 1985 Finals. The Lakers went on ... (Full article: 718 words)

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