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04/16/2013 03:59 pm ET

Doc Rivers, Celtics Coach, Hails 'Amazing Amount Of Spirit' In Boston (VIDEO)

Celtics coach Doc Rivers hailed the "amazing amount of spirit" in Boston while speaking with reporters on Tuesday at the team's practice facility. He also revealed that he was on his way to the finish line of the Boston Marathon when two deadly bombings rocked the 117th running of the annual race on Monday.

"I always go down after practice and watch. I’ve done it every year that we’ve been in town, because I live literally two blocks from the finish line," Rivers told reporters, via Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe. "I was on my way, actually -- I had just gotten out of the tunnel -- when the bomb exploded. It’s just awful. It takes the joy out of sports -- because that’s what sports is supposed to bring is joy."

The Celtics' home game against the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden was cancelled. The NBA said it would not be rescheduled.

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