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Jokes continue at Ainge’s expense

WALTHAM — The NBA fined Danny Ainge $25,000 for “creating an unauthorized distraction” during Game 2 on the Celtics-Cavs series. In other words, he threw a towel up in the air while J.J. Hickson was shooting free throws.

The Celtics [1] have been amused by this episode and Doc Rivers [2] got in a few more one-liners at his boss’ expense Thursday.

“I was surprised, actually, at the fine,” Rivers said. “I know a lot of people were not. I was because he’€™s just an employee. What’€™s the difference between that and the mascots do it all the time. I was just wondering if Danny had worn Lucky’€™s outfit he would have gotten away with it.”

“I laughed because I know Danny,” Rivers continued. “Danny is as competitive of a person as I’€™ve ever met in my life. They were making a run, you could see them getting back into the game, and he couldn’€™t do anything about it. It was funny to me. The $25,000? That’€™s not so funny. Joke’€™s over now.”

And, hopefully, so is this story.