Wednesday , Apr , 30 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Nobody Punished in Hawks-Celtics Incident

Williams and Celtics center Kendrick Perkins both admitted stepping onto the floor to see what was happening — a no-no in the NBA, especially with commissioner David Stern in the crowd. But they were not punished under the rule designed to keep incidents from escalating into bench-clearing brawls.

"Technically, I broke the rule," Williams said. "But I had no intentions of doing anything on the court. I was just trying to see what was going on." [ESPN]