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Doc Rivers and his staff have three problems with the controversial jump ball call on Paul Pierce Friday night with nine seconds left in regulation, and the Celtics leading by two points in what evolved as an overtime loss to Chicago.
In asking the league to review the play, the team is claiming: A) Pierce was fouled; B) Rajon Rondo could be seen directly in front of referee Marc Davis calling for a timeout before referee Sean Corbin signalled for a jump ball; and C) A much-smaller Jimmy Butler was the player who actually tied up Pierce, and not Joakim Noah, who eventually won the tap against Pierce.
Not that there will be any rewards, beyond giving the league a heads up.
“It’s to make me feel better,” said Rivers.
Lest anyone forget, it was Rondo’s bump of Davis in Game 1 of last year’s first round in Atlanta that ear...