Sunday , May , 04 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Doc Rivers Unhappy about Paul Pierce’s Outburst

"I was disturbed by it because we should never get a fourth-quarter technical; that’s been our rule all year, no fourth-quarter technicals," Rivers said. "I can take the first three, but the fourth quarter, you can’t make up for a technical. It’s just not enough time to make up for it in the fourth."

Rivers was dismayed by the technical but he could not argue because a player is automatically given a technical if he throws a headband or wristband to protest a call.

"[Delaney] said it is an automatic, he said it’s a league rule," Rivers said. "He said ‘I had to’ and he’s right." [Boston Globe]