Celtics' Rivers fined $25,000

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 for criticizing officials following Tuesday's 87-71 loss to the New York Knicks.
Rivers made his comments in the postgame press conference April 23, when he chastised the officials for calling early fouls on the Celtics' Kevin Garnett, who finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and five fouls in just 24 minutes.
"I thought the fouls on Kevin were horrendous, and had a huge effect on us," Rivers told reporters. "He never got his rhythm when you could see he was going to have a game. It hurt us."
The Knicks lead the series 2-0 heading into Friday's Game 3. Boston has advanced to at least the second round in each of the last five postseasons.