When Doc Rivers said this after Game 2:
“Listen, I thought the fouls on Kevin, first of all they were horrendous,” Rivers said after the Celtics fell in to a 2-0 hole in the best-of-seven series that shifts to Boston for Game 3 Friday.
“And secondly, I thought they had a huge effect on us,” Rivers continued. “Kevin had three fouls that . . . I was . . . I mean, him not being on the floor, playing 24 minutes and never getting your rhythm, where you could see, it looked like he was going to have a game, it hurt us.
“That’s just the way it goes. There’s nothing I can do about it now. I thought if it could’ve gone either way on three of those, they all went against Kevin. I think that’s tough.”
You had to figure the NBA would have something to say. Well, they have.
Boston’s Doc Rivers has been fined $25K for public criticism of the officiating after Game 2 against the Knicks.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 25, 2013
Guess Doc figured it would be $25,000 well spent if it meant evening out the calls. Still no word on whether any Knicks will receive flopping fines… which at least a couple of them definitely deserve.