Found January 19, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Paul Pierce was careful with his phrasing, stepping lightly around anything that might be construed as criticizing the officials. Still, while the Celtics’ captain clearly did not have any desire to pay a fine to the NBA, he clearly was displeased with a controversial call toward the end of regulation in Friday’s game. “I think it could have went either way,” Pierce started, framing his comments as neutrally as possible. “I thought I was fouled on that. I came out with a busted lip, but the ref didn’t see it that way.” The play in question came with 9.4 seconds remaining in regulation and the Celtics clinging to a two-point lead over the Chicago Bulls. Rajon Rondo was inbounding at midcourt, putting Boston in the enviable position of being able to ice the win with free throws, provided they inbounded the ball safely. They did not. Rondo passed the ball to Pierce in the corner, quickly drawing two Chicago defenders. As Bulls center Joakim Noah reached for the ball, he appear...
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