Video: Doc Rivers Gets the Worst Technical Foul of His Life

Quite understandably, Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers was beside himself when referee Ed Malloy and his quick trigger hit him with a silly technical foul in Game 1 of the ECF last night. In his postgame comments, Rivers discussed the iffy call. Per WEEI: “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 midway through the third after Rondo and Shane Battier became entangled after a Brandon Bass basket. Rondo appeared to push Battier away, trying to get loose. Earlier in the game, referee Danny Crawford called a tech on Ray Allen after Allen was demonstrative after a call on him. Crawford then whistled Kevin Garnett 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.'”