Doc Rivers Calls Game 1 Technical Worst He's Ever Had

Holly MacKenzie@stackmackNBA Lead BloggerMay 29, 2012

MIAMI, FL - MAY 28:  Head coach Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics looks on against the Miami Heat in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 28, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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During their Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics were called for four technical fouls. Doc Rivers wasn't a fan of the officiating and said so after the game.

He especially wasn't a fan of the technical he was whistled for after saying, "C'mon Eddie." Yes, that's what he said. Apparently, in Miami, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, that was worthy of getting hit with a T.

During his postgame presser, Rivers was asked about the technicals his team picked up. While saying that his team can't go around picking up technicals, he expressed his displeasure with the technical he was hit with, saying:

"I know mine wasn't [deserved]. I can tell you that much. I don't know how long I've been in the league but that has to rank as the worst I've ever had. I would have loved to earn it."

He went on to get in another dig at the officials, saying:

"Everybody has to keep their composure. Not just the players and the coaches."

Rivers has a legitimate gripe over his own tech. His comments to the media could still leave his wallet a little lighter today, though. While no one wants to hand over money, if his comments help his team receive the benefit of the doubt in Game 2, it'll be worth it.

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