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Tweetable items from Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers pregame news conferences

June 17, 2010 |  5:29 pm

Tweetable items from Phil Jackson's pre-game news conference:

--Jackson on the team's mood entering Game 7.

--Jackson expects Lakers center Andrew Bynum can play 10 minutes each half.

--Jackson expects Boston to play with a small lineup.

--Jackson didn't give a definitive answer on whether this would be his last game as Lakers head coach. As far as whether the game tonight has any bearing on his decision? "I won't know that until the night is finished. Then I'll know how I feel about it."

Jackson expressed uncertainty what kind of performance he'll see from his team.

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson on Game 7

Tweetable items from Doc Rivers' pre-game news conference.

--Rivers plans to start forward Rasheed Wallace because of Kendrick Perkins' injury. "I think it's a good combination with Kevin [Garnett] because of the size, with Bynum's size ... It also may give [Rajon] Rondo a chance to get loose early because of the spacing on the floor."

--Rivers places high importance on how physical his team plays and whether it can outrebound the Lakers.

--Rivers noticed the team wants to win the title in Perkins' honor.

--Rivers places high important on a good start, but he finds it difficult to correctly read beforehand if the team is in for a good game.

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--Mark Medina

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