Doc Rivers fined $25,000 for telling it like it is

Before the playoff series between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks started, Doc Rivers referred to New York's star forward Carmelo Anthony as a foul magnet.

So, maybe that gave you an indication he was expecting some bad calls the next couple of weeks.

The comment he made that got him in trouble, was actually about Kevin Garnett. In the first two games of the series, KG has gotten into some foul trouble, and Doc voiced his thoughts on that after Game 2.
“Listen, I thought the fouls on Kevin, first of all they were horrendous,” Rivers said after the Celtics fell in to a 2-0 hole in the best-of-seven series that shifts to Boston for Game 3 Friday.

“And secondly, I thought they had a huge effect on us,” Rivers continued. “Kevin had three fouls that . . . I was . . . I mean, him not being on the floor, playing 24 minutes and never getting your rhythm, where you could see, it looked like he was going to have a game, it hurt us.

The Celtics are so thin on bigs that KG leaving the game has a tremendous impact, which has been well documented all season. A lot of the calls on KG have been pretty suspect, but it isn't surprising that Doc has this fine coming his way.