Sad spirits in Boston as head coach Doc Rivers recently lost his father. The AP reports:

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers has rejoined the team after flying to Chicago to be with family following the death of his father.

Rivers said he planned to coach the Celtics in Wednesday night’s home game against the Denver Nuggets and Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. He then planned to return to Chicago.

The CelticsĀ  played at home today where they destroyed theĀ  Nuggets.