Boston Celtics Win Game Four, But Lose Respect

Kyle WilliamsCorrespondent IMay 12, 2009

CHICAGO - APRIL 30: Glen Davis #11 of the Boston Celtics reacts on the bench after fouling out in the third overtime period against the Chicago Bulls in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 30, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Celtics 128-127 in triple-overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agreees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Rashard Lewis sunk two free throws with 11.6 seconds left to make the Orlando Magic lead 94-93. On the proceeding play, the Boston Celtics took the ball down the court, got the ball into the hands of Paul Pierce, who then passed it off to Glen Davis for the game-winning jump shot at the buzzer.

Orlando fans were shocked by Davis' shot at Amway Arena, while the few Boston fans began to gloat and boast about their team's victory. The fans, however, are the only ones who should gloat.

After Davis' shot, "Big Baby" began to trot down the court (pushing a young Orlando fan along the way) gloating and thinking he was on the top of the world. Yes, he was the hero, but his actions and those of his teammates got way out of hand.

The young Orlando fan, Ernest Provetti, told the Orlando Sentinel that he is demanding an apology from the Celtics' big man.

Provetti wrote to the NBA office demanding an apology from Davis for acting like a "raging animal with no regard for fans' personal safety,'' NBA spokesman Tim Frank said.

"Those guys were jumping up and down, waving their hands at us, saying bye, but it's not over yet; it's just 2-2," Orlando forward Rashard Lewis said. "We could have done the same thing when we won on their court, but we're more professional than that. They still have to win ballgames. The series ain't over yet."

Lewis and teammates were furious about the way the the Celtics handled their win. They look to turn that anger into motivation going into game five.

"It most definitely adds fuel to the fire," Lewis said. "We don't like that type of stuff. You have to be professional about the game of basketball. We're a professional team and we expect them to be the same way."


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