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Big Baby: My intentions were harmless 05.12.09 at 11:36 am ET
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WALTHAM -Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis said on Tuesday morning that he has already put the biggest shot of his career in the past while also offering an apology of sorts to the 12-year-old boy with whom he collided moments after winning Game 4 at the buzzer.

“I’m a big guy,” Davis said at the Celtics shoot-around prior to tonight’s Game 5 at TD Banknorth Garden. “Imagine if my emotions are going so wild, and if I’m running by somebody, I don’t feel them. If I’ve hurt anybody or if I’ve done any harm to anybody, please forgive me because my intentions were just harmless.

“I didn’t see the kid,” he continued. “I’m a big guy and I’m emotional. If I had seen him, I would have picked up, rubbed his head and tried to make him feel better. I’m a big guy guy. I’m just sorry if I hurt anyone.”

Davis said he’s seen the highlight a couple of times but has moved on from it.

“You like to see it once or twice, but when you keep seeing it, you keep dwelling on it,” he said. “You keep yourself in la-la land and right now I can’t be in la-la land. We’ve got a game today. It’s how fast the quick turnaround is. That shot goes out the door. It’s history.”

As for the shot itself, Davis said he had never hit a game-winner like that one.

“That was my first,” Davis said. “That’s where dreams come true. That’s where good players turn into great players. Sometimes pivotal moments like that makes you understand the competitiveness of the game and just brings out the competitor in you. Hopefully, that’s a shot I can always look back on and a shot that not only boost my confidence and but also boost me playing in this league.”

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Father doesn’t need apology from Davis 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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The Other Side of Big Baby 05.11.09 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.


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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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Report: Powe out for season 04.21.09 at 12:50 pm ET
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Citing NBA sources, the Boston Globe has reported Celtics forward Leon Powe is expected to undergo surgery on his left knee and will miss the remainder of the postseason. Powe injured his left knee during Game 2 of the Celtics-Bulls series. He left the game in the second quarter and was taken to the hospital for an MRI. Powe had recently rehabbed from a right knee injury, which he suffered in March against the Bulls.

The loss of Powe depletes the Celtics frontcourt. Already playing without Kevin Garnett, Powe was the first option off the bench for Glen Davis. He contributed eight points and eight rebounds in 17 minutes against the Bulls in Game 1. Powe also had proven playoff experience after a breakout performance in Game 2 of the 2008 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. He is a free agent after this season.

Update: Doc Rivers told reporters Powe has suffered a torn ACL. From

“He played 3 minutes with a torn ACL on the floor, says so much about Leon Powe the person. Forget the playoffs and all that stuff. That’s just a tough injury for a kid who’s done everything right. That just makes no sense.”

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They call him ‘Big Cuddly’ 04.20.09 at 12:14 am ET
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Music can be used to get players in ‘€œthe zone.’€ Rasheed Wallace blares hip hop music through the Detroit Pistons locker room. Tony Allen shows off his rap skills before every Celtics game. And then there’s Glen Davis.

On any given night, Big Baby can be seen sauntering down the halls of the TD BankNorth Garden singing Jason Mraz or offering his own rendition of Celine Dion in the Celtics locker room. Davis has an explanation for his unexpected song choice.

‘€œI’m an emotional player and when I’m mad or I’m thinking mad, I’m not thinking at all,’€ Davis said. ‘€œBut when I’m smooth and I understand what’s going on, the rhythm of the game, I’m having fun, that’s the way I am.’€

Davis’ postseason playlist keeps him ‘€œsmooth’€ in high pressure situations. He lists ‘€œBubbly‘€ by Colbie Caillat along with ‘€œBeat It’€ and ‘€œBilly Jean’€ by Michael Jackson as his playoff favorites.

So what do his teammates say when he blurts out the latest pop hits?

‘€œNothing, they already know,’€ he said. ‘€œThey call me ‘Big Cuddly’ because I look like a big cuddly bear.’€

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