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Rivers stays away

It started with a Georgetown question. Then reporters got to the good stuff.

“How does Roy Hibbert match up against Greg Oden?” a reporter asked Doc Rivers before tonight’s game.

Rivers wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole.

“I don’t even know if I can answer that,” he said. “Hopefully very well. Privately I’ve had some great things to say about that, but I can’t say them. Sorry.”

“Will you sit next to Greg Oden’s mother at the game,” another reporter queried.

“I’m not going to sit near Danny (Ainge), I know that,” said Rivers. “I’m going to sit next to Patrick Ewing Jr.’s dad. I think that’s legal. I’m just going as a parent to have fun and watch the game.”

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Rivers was asked what he do if he saw Oden’s parents.

“I’m going to boo,” said Rivers.

  • Rivers was asked if it was easier watching the game as a parent or a coach.

    “Parent, easy,” said River. “As a coach you can have an impact. You can call a timeout. You can do something. As a parent you can just sit there with all the other guys you’re sitting next to. You basically just watch and pray a lot.”

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