Doc Rivers spoke this morning with Dennis and Callahan on WEEI:
Rivers said he was told the incident became heated after Richardson
told Paul Pierce to get up off the floor while the players stood over
the injured Celtic. Rivers said everyone should expect to see additional
similar reactions from Pierce. Said Rivers: "I don't know that [Pierce
was embellishing]. I will say this with Paul: The stinger thing is going
to continue to happen, I guess, going by [trainer Ed Lacerte], because
it's a nerve. Once it starts, it's tough to settle down until you rest
it, I don't think that's the last time we'll see that with Paul."
The shoulder shouldn't be a major problem, as long as Paul continues to bounce back quickly and doesn't miss any game or practice time.
Doc still thinks Q-Bitch should have been suspended:
Rivers said he still was disappointed Quentin Richardson was not
suspended along with Garnett following their Game 1 incident. "I do
think the instigator deserves to be suspended just like the retaliator,"
he said. "I just think there's a lot of instigating going on in our
league right now. … If the league is saying they really want to clean
up fights, it's not going to work until you — Kevin should have been
suspended, but so should have Quentin Richardson. I just thought both of
them should have been."