seconds in a critical fourth-quarter stretch. The first was on Kendrick
Perkins for keeping his hands raised high after being whistled for a
foul on Granger.
struck again with 6:45 left when he called one on Celtics coach Doc
Rivers for waving his hand in disgust following a Kevin Garnett
offensive foul. Indiana was in the bonus with six minutes left in the
period and cruised to its fourth straight win.
Rasheed Wallace, who drew a technical in the first half, tried to contain his anger.
ain’t got no comment on it because I’m going to [expletive] around and
get fined some more,’’ he said. “You saw it for yourself, I am glad I
am almost done with this [expletive] man. This is bad for my blood
Crawford issued two technical fouls for non-verbal gestures? Aside from the middle-finger, I didn't think you could get T'ed up without speaking. Clearly Crawford felt disrespected by the Celtics and he made them pay. Referees are allowed to miss calls, but once they purposely inject themselves into the flow of the game, then you have a problem.
“I thought we were awful defensively,” said Celtics coach Doc Rivers.
“Give (the Pacers) credit. I thought they ran a lot of nice stuff, but
we were awful. I don’t think we respected some of their guys, and some
of their guys made shots.”
Lack of defense is the real reason the Celtics lost last night, not Joey C. I though Doc's quote summed it up best.
On Page 2, a great story on how KG treated Tyler Hansbrough the first time they met…
he visited Indianapolis this summer to film a Wheaties commercial. As
Garnett exited Conseco Fieldhouse, Indiana assistant coach Lester Conner asked
him to walk over and meet Price and Hansbrough, who were working out.
Garnett wasn’t exactly friendly. According to Conner, Garnett continued
to walk out and remarked, “[Expletive] your rookies.’’ Said Price,
laughing, “That pretty much let me know where I was at on the totem
pole. I thought I was going to have a chance to talk to him for a
second so I can say, ‘What’s up?’ and introduce myself. But I guess he
shot that down real quick.’’ . . .
A bit rude for my tastes, but sounds like it's KG being KG.
The rest of the links:
Globe – Bird Likes Sheed, Quis | Celtics License Plates Finally Arrive | Herald – Bird Likes New Big 3 | Indy Cornrows – Pacers Did Little Things to Win | ESPN Boston – 4th Quarter Ts Crushed Celtics Chances | Pierce Takes Blame in Loss | Brandon Jennings Drops 55 on Warriors |