For those that like to talk about officiating, here's your fodder.
The Celtics are tied with the Cavaliers at 1-1 in this Eastern Conference semifinal series despite attempting 30 fewer free throws and playing through constant foul trouble. Coach Doc Rivers did not want to complain publicly about the officiating, but he was distressed by the numbers. In the first halves, the Celtics have been whistled for 31 fouls to 12 for Cleveland; the Cavaliers went 19 minutes 26 seconds of Game 2 without a team foul.
He did mention that the team has something to do with the way the game is called.
"We have to be more aggressive offensively,’’ he said. "I think we have to attack more. We have to do a better job of moving our feet, I guess. So we have to attack more on offense.
"As well as we played, the low free throw attempts for us in the two games, we have to get to that line more.’’
In other news...
- Ainge apologized for his towel throwing incident, which I've already heard more about than I would ever want to.
- Antoine Walker is considering a comeback. Again. Really.
- The Celtics saved $2M on Nate Robinson's contract by benching him 2 games at the end of the season.
- Thibodeau, too intense to be a good coaching candidate? JVG doesn't think so.