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Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, right, gives forward Kevin Garnett a pat on the back after taking him out of the game in the final minute during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks in Boston, Friday, May 3, 2013. The Knicks won 88-80, eliminating the Celtics from the playoffs. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Posted: Monday, May 6, 2013 12:00 am
(AP) - The seconds ticked down on the Boston Celtics' season as Game 6 against the New York Knicks slipped away, a ferocious fourth-quarter comeback falling just short.
Kevin Garnett trudged toward the bench to a standing ovation, and he stopped quickly to whisper in coach Doc Rivers' ear. Rivers shook his head, muttering "damn" as a six-year run of championship-level basketball in Boston flashed before his eyes. Three thousand miles away in Los Angeles, the stitches had recently been removed from Kobe Bryant's left leg and the long, painful rehabilitation of a torn Achilles tendon was only beginning.
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Monday, May 6, 2013 12:00 am.