Why Milwaukee Bucks fans are overreacting to Doc Rivers' playoff history

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Bucks fans are overreacting to Doc Rivers' playoff record: 2012

In the 2011-12 season, Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics ran into LeBron James again, however, he was no longer with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was now with his buddy Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.

The Boston Celtics held a 3-2 lead in this series as well, and despite the lead, I would not at all call this a blown series or playoff choke. Dwyane Wade and LeBron together were men possessed in this series. Wade and James combined to average 55 points between the two of them! The 2012 Miami Heat team led by the dominant duo of Wade and LeBron got past Boston and then beat the Oklahoma City Thunder which had Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Serge Ibaka.

There is no such thing as a "blown lead" or "playoff choke" to a team with multiple all-NBA players and arguably the greatest player of all time who then advanced to the Finals to demolish another team full of all-NBA players, three of the four of which would go on to win MVP awards.

Bucks fans are overreacting to Doc Rivers' playoff record: 2014

Doc Rivers became the Head Coach of the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2013-14 season, and in his first year the Clippers won 57 games, good enough for the third seed. In the first round of the 2014 playoffs, the Clippers went seven games with a budding dynasty, the Golden State Warriors.

After that series, the Clippers, faced the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Clippers held a 1-0 lead in the series, but nevertheless, it fits the narrative of Doc Rivers being a playoff choker and a blown lead so it's on the graphic.

The Thunder would go on to win the series in six games thanks to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combining to average 60 points per game! The Thunder were the higher seeded team so if anything, there should be a little credit given to Doc Rivers having his Clippers team ready to steal Game 1 from a really good Thunder team.