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Father doesn’t need apology from Davis 05.12.09 at 9:57 am ET
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The Orlando Sentinel has reported Ernest Provetti, the father at the center of the Big Baby shove drama, will not pursue his demand for an apology. Provetti told the Sentinel he “reacted emotionally and will back off.” The Celtics and the NBA have yet to respond to his email.

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LeBron: Celtics still tough 05.11.09 at 10:11 pm ET
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Following the Cleveland Cavaliers series-clinching victory over the Atlanta Hawks, LeBron James looked ahead to potential Eastern Conference Finals match ups. Even though the Boston Celtics are shorthanded, he told TNT there is no discounting their experience in the postseason.

“It’s a championship team and they have a lot of things going, even with KG out,” James said to Cheryl Miller. “Big Baby has done an unbelievable job for that team. So we look forward to meeting whoever and it’s going to be really good in the next series.”

The Cavaliers will wait for the winner of the Celtics and Magic series, which is tied at two apiece. Game 5 will be played Tuesday night in Boston.

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The Other Side of Big Baby at 8:43 pm ET
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In just two seasons, Glen Davis has established himself as one of the NBA’s quirkiest personalities. But behind the singing and dancing, the jokes and the pinstripe suits, there is another aspect of Big Baby, one that harbors 23 years of heartache and struggles. As Davis explained to ESPN’s Wendi Nix, there is a softer side to the man who once wrestled Shaquille O’Neal to the ground.

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Father demands apology from Big Baby at 2:42 pm ET
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There are those who will remember Game 4 between the Celtics and Magic as ‘€œthe game won by Big Baby.’€ Then there are those who will remember it as ‘€œthe game where Big Baby shoved the kid.’€ And that fan’€™s father is making no mistake of how he is remembering it.

The Orlando Sentinel has reported Ernest Provetti, the father of 12-year-old Nicholas, has sent an e-mail to the NBA demanding an apology from Davis. According to Provetti, Davis shoved his son after hitting the game-winner so hard that his baseball cap fell of his head and he dove into his seat.

In addition to referencing Davis as “raging animal with no regard for fans’ personal safety,’€ Provetti told the Sentinel in a telephone interview, “The NBA makes it clear to not cross the sideline. If I cross that line, the NBA will take away my tickets. It’s a double standard.”

Provetti, a former Celtics fan from New Jersey, now lives in Orlando and sits courtside at every Magic game.

(via RedsArmy.com)

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Big shots, big pay off? at 12:16 pm ET
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James Posey did it last season. Ben Gordon did it in the first round. In Game 4, Glen Davis did it too. All three made their marks on the eve of free agency. Gordon and Davis aren’€™ t the only ones vying for a contract this summer either. Here is a look at those still in the playoffs who could benefit from a strong postseason performance before they hit the free agent market next month:

Atlanta Hawks
Unrestricted: Mike Bibby, Flip Murray, Zaza Pachulia
Restricted: Thomas Gardner, Othello Hunter, Mario West, Solomon Jones, Marvin Williams

Boston Celtics
Unrestricted: Eddie House (PO), Stephon Marbury, Mikki Moore
Restricted: Glen Davis, Leon Powe

Cleveland Cavaliers
Unrestricted: Zydrunas Ilgauskas (ETO), Joe Smith, Wally Szczerbiak, Anderson Varejao (PO), Lorenzen Wright
Restricted: None

Dallas Mavericks
Unrestricted: Brandon Bass, Devean George (PO), Gerald Green, Jason Kidd, James Singleton
Restricted: Ryan Hollins

Denver Nuggets
Unrestricted: Chris Andersen, Anthony Carter, Jason Hart, Steven Hunter (ETO), Dahntay Jones
Restricted: Linas Kleiza, Johan Petro

Houston Rockets
Unrestricted: Ron Artest, Brian Cook (PO), Von Wafer
Restricted: None

Los Angeles Lakers
Unrestricted: Trevor Ariza, Kobe Bryant (ETO), Lamar Odom
Restricted: Shannon Brown

Orlando Magic
Unrestricted: Adonal Foyle, Anthony Johnson (PO), Tyronn Lue, Hedo Turkoglu (ETO)
Restricted: Marcin Gortat, Jeremy Richardson

ETO: Early Termination Option
PO: Player Option

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Game 4: Final Wrap 05.10.09 at 11:08 pm ET
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The Celtics have a new hero. Glen Davis hit two jumpers in the final 30 seconds, including the game-winner as time expired, to give the Celtics a 95-94 victory over the Magic in Game 4. Davis finished the night with 21 points (9-14 FG). Despite being hampered by five personal fouls, Paul Pierce led all scorers with 27 points. Dwight Howard posted 23 points and 17 rebounds for the Magic. Both teams battled through foul trouble in this game. 52 personal fouls were called, leading to 55 attempted free throws. The Celtics head back to Boston with this series tied 2-2. Game 5 will be played on Tuesday. Check back to Green Street for postgame reaction and analysis.

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Game 4: Halftime Update at 9:24 pm ET
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The first half of Game 4 has been dictated by foul trouble. The tone was set early when Glen Davis was benched 46 seconds after the tip with his first personal. By the end of the first half, 29 fouls had been called and 25 free throws were taken.

Three Fouls: Glen Davis, Paul Pierce, Brian Scalabrine, Rashard Lewis, Marcin Gortat

Two Fouls: Kendrick Perkins, Mikki Moore, Hedo Turkoglu, Dwight Howard, Courtney Lee

Paul Pierce (18 points) scored seven straight points in the second quarter to lead the Celtics before being whistled for his third. Rashard Lewis (11 points) is the high scorer for the Magic.

Ray Allen still struggles on the offensive end. He has attempted just four field goals (4 points) and is 0-for-2 from three-point range.

There are two match ups to keep an eye on in the second half — the longtime battle between Pierce and Turkoglu as well as the emerging duel between Perkins (8 points, 9 rebounds) and Howard (9 points, 10 rebounds).

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