Found April 26, 2013 on NESN.com:
Nobody in green was on very good terms with the officials after Tuesday’s Game 2 in New York, and now Celtics coach Doc Rivers will find a deduction from his next paycheck. Rivers was fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing the officials, the NBA announced Thursday. After Kevin Garnett was whistled for five fouls in the Celtics’ 87-71 loss to the Knicks, Rivers called the fouls “horrendous” before backpedaling a day later. “I’ve got to make sure I focus on our stuff,” Rivers said Wednesday in a conference call. “That’s not criticizing the officials. If you [reporters] see it, then you say it.” The Celtics host the Knicks at TD Garden on Friday, trailing 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.
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