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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 10:30 am  |  8 responses

Doc Rivers Calls Fouls on Kevin Garnett ‘Horrendous’


The Boston Celtics had a plan to establish Kevin Garnett offensively early and often in Game 2, but KG was plagued by foul trouble all night as the New York Knicks stretched their series lead to 2-0. Celtics head coach Doc Rivers proceeded to moan about the refs‘ treatment of his star big fella. Per WEEI: “The Celtics wanted more out of Kevin Garnett and got it in Game 2, as he scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. But in the mind of coach Doc Rivers, it could’ve been more – much more – if it weren’t for the officials. For the second straight game, Garnett got into foul trouble, with three fouls at halftime and five midway through the fourth quarter. [...] ‘I thought the fouls on Kevin were horrendous, and had a huge effect on us,’ Rivers said after the 87-71 loss in which Boston scored 23 points in the second half. ‘He never got his rhythm when you could see he was going to have a game. It hurt us.’ Garnett felt the frustration as well, but held back a bit, deflecting some of the criticism on himself. ‘At times, it’s frustrating,’ Garnett said. ‘But fouls are part of the game. Refs are calling things but it’s an aggressive time in postseason play. I just have to be consistent and position myself not to foul so much.’”

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  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Fine coming. Everyone knows how Stern protects his precious referees.

  • spit hot fiyah

    meh..he has been getting away with moving screens for almost two decades

  • slamonthis

    I can’t wait for game 3 to come to Boston when the officials get the our backs. It’s so obvious when they call fouls for the Knicks and nothin for C’s.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    KG lost it..

  • Anthony Cerase

    you think the knicks get the benefit of the calls?!??!?!

  • Comment_System

    lol WHAT?!?

  • Comment_System

    lets just forget the two blatant travel calls that didnt go against pierce.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Exactly, so why should he stop getting away with them now!?

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