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Doc Rivers calls his technical ‘worst I’ve ever had’

Posted By Mike Petraglia On May 29, 2012 @ 12:03 am In General | 38 Comments

Celtics [1] coach Doc Rivers [2] made his displeasure with his technical foul very clear following a Game 1 loss to the Heat at American Airlines Arena [3] in South Florida. Rivers was whistled for a technical foul by referee Ed Malloy with 3:13 left in the second quarter when he uttered the words, “Come on, Ed.”

“I know mine wasn’t [deserved],” Rivers said. “I don’t know how long I’ve been in the league, but that has to rank as the worst I’ve ever had. I would have liked to have earned it.”

Malloy called a technical foul on Rivers and then called one on Rajon Rondo [4] midway through the third after Rondo and Shane Battier [5] became entangled after a Brandon Bass [6] basket. Rondo appeared to push Battier away, trying to get loose. Earlier in the game, referee Danny Crawford called a tech on Ray Allen [7] after Allen was demonstrative after a call on him. Crawford then whistled Kevin Garnett [8] for a delay of game technical for tapping the ball out of bounds after a Celtics basket.

“We should never get them, I told our guys,” Rivers said, before adding, “Everybody has to keep their composure, not just just the players and coaches.”

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