Found January 11, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Doc Rivers does not play coy often. Owing to his experience as a television analyst, the Celtics coach has a knack for talking insightfully and expansively on any number of topics, basketball-related or otherwise. Rivers has had to bite his tongue on one topic this season, though. When the discussion turns to Jared Sullinger and the rookie’s persistent foul trouble, Rivers backs away. “He’s been great,” Rivers said earlier this season. “I just wish I could play him longer.” That is Rivers’ way of taking a jab at the tough calls laid upon Sullinger while avoiding the fine the league levies for criticizing the officials. Sullinger has fouled out of four games in the last two weeks, making it pretty obvious that the first-round draft pick out of Ohio State is getting the infamous rookie treatment from the referees. Jeff Green believes that is just fine. “He’s a rookie, he don’t deserve no calls,” Green said, loudly enough so he could be heard several feet away, where Sullinger wa
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