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“That got to me,” said Kendrick Perkins,
who has five T’s on the season and is often at odds with the officials.
“I think that helped me. When that happened to Rasheed, I saw how it
affected our team. It really cost us a game, because if we’d have had
Rasheed we would have won.”
"Clearly, there were some tough ones
[Friday night]. But it’s not done on purpose, that’s what I always say,
and we’ve just got to be able to play through it. And, at times, we
don’t. And I don’t think we did a good job of that [Friday] night. We
spent way too much time looking for the officials to bail us out,
instead of just doing our jobs.’’
The Celtics have what is by now a practically Pavlovian response to a whistle. There's a spin… arms go out… the pleading starts. It's pretty much the same every time. And you know what… if I was a referee… I wouldn't look forward to dealing with that on a regular basis.
Think of your own jobs. There might be one meeting… or one person… or one department that, whenever you have to deal with that, you get into a bad mood. Why wouldn't refs be the same when they have to come into Boston?
I'm not saying they should be offering up hugs and kisses to the refs whenever they call a foul… but maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't act like EVERY call is a bad one. I saw the C's arguing legit fouls… and arguing them vehemently.
Calm down guys.
The rest of the links:
Herald: Ray Allen: Tiger's tale cautionary | Hip hip Hoo-RAY | Globe: Bill Walker drops 35 in Red Claws loss | Box score | Souza: Rasheed's night mirrored Celtics | MWDN: Celtics-Timberwolves renew acquaintances | Star Tribune: Rondo a constant in C's revamped lineup | Modesto Bee: Not all NBA All Stars are obvious names | ESPN Boston: The return of Al Jefferson | CelticsBlog: Rajon Rondo's assists demand our attention | North Station: Pierce's struggles: injury, slump or fatigue?
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