Whenever Doc Rivers returns to Boston, it’s only right to compare his new superstars to his former “Big 3.”

Prior to the Celtics game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, Rivers was asked how coaching Kawhi Leonard and Paul George compares to his days coaching Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.

“It’s just different, you know,” Rivers said. “They’re younger, one when we got them. And that helps in someways you know in the long run hopefully that will help. You know Kawhi, he’s nowhere near outward like Kevin (Garnett), but there’s a lot of Kevin in him."