Doc Rivers Praises Bobcats’ Effort in Continuing to Compete, Keep Playing Late in Games (Video)

The Charlotte Bobcats had such a promising start to the 2012-13 season. They won seven of their first 12 games led mostly by second-year player Kemba Walker. Then it all came crashing down.

After beating the Wizards in overtime on Nov. 24, they lost 18 straight before finally beating the Bulls on New Year’s Eve. They’ve won just one game since, and came in to Boston with a 9-27 record. They fell to 9-28 on Monday, but Doc Rivers was impressed with their resolve through such a tough season.

“Every coach I talk to about them says the same thing,” said Rivers. “They just keep playing and that’s hard to do, but it’s really nice to see. Those guys started off so well, then went on this struggle, yet they come out and put the effort out every night. They’re giving you their best.”

Watch the video above to hear more of Rivers comments after the Celtics’ 100-89 victory over Charlotte.

TMZ logo

© 2019 NESN

NESN Shows

Partner of USATODAY Sports Digital Properties