Wednesday , Dec , 31 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Trail Blazers Briefly Had Six on Court Yesterday

That was a first half complete with a 13 point first quarter by Portland, their lowest first quarter outing of the season. It’s the same half that ended with an ugly dispute. With 10.3 seconds left in the second quarter, the Blazers took to the floor and scored with six men on the court. The refs didn’t catch it until after Travis Outlaw scored. The refs counted the bucket.

Rivers was perplexed. He stayed that way until after the game.                                         

"We even called the league about it and they didn’t know what to do."

A still frustrated Rivers took a comment sheet from NBA Official Mike Callahan and dropped it into a reporters hand while Ray Allen was conducting an interview.

"Here’s another brilliant quote," a visibly upset Rivers said before leaving the Celtics locker room.