Doc Rivers was slapped with his second ejection of the season last night. What did he do? Not much, according to Rivers. “I didn’t swear,” he told reporters. “We’re in Utah, so I respect that.”
“I just told Ed [Malloy], please keep officiating the game,” said Rivers. “That’s all I said. I thought the play before [the technical] was a clear travel in front of him. So I just said, ‘Hey Ed, it’d be nice if you’d keep officiating throughout.’ He gave me a tech. Then I said, ‘That’s the best call you’ve made all night.’ Usually, it’s nice to earn them, but [Monday's technicals were] another bad call.”
Here was Doc’s reaction to the two technicals. I’m pretty positive I could watch these two clips, 24/7, for the rest of my life.
(Thank you, Jose3030)
The best part of the whole scene, though, came after Doc’s reaction. Kendrick Perkins slapped Doc a big ol’ high five as he walked by into the locker room. Respeck.