Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 4/24/13
Photo credit: Jim Davis/Boston Globe Let’s be clear about this right off the top: By no means am I citing the officiating as the main reason as to why the Celtics lost Game 2 to the Knicks.  Did it hurt the game plan when KG got into early foul trouble in the first and second quarters?  Without a doubt.  But that is when the Celtics actually played their best and had their leads during the game.  They lost that game all on their own in the second half, actually trumping their historically abysmal Game 1 second half performance. Clearly it didn’t help, as Doc pointed out: Specifically, Rivers was angry at the foul calls against Kevin Garnett, who scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds but was saddled with foul trouble from the start. He picked up two fouls in the first quarter and ended up playing 24 minutes. “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 Bost...
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