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Davis: 'I'm sorry if I hurt anyone'

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  May 12, 2009 12:38 PM

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Glen "Big Baby" Davis took the high road this morning regarding his much-publicized collision with a 12-year-old boy along the sideline in the moments after the Celtics forward's winning shot in Game 4 at Orlando on Sunday night.

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Jim Davis / Globe Photo

The boy's father, Ernest Provetti, demanded an apology from Davis yesterday. Last night, after backlash regarding his claim that his son, Nicholas, was knocked over, he said there was no need to apologize.

But Davis, who said at this morning's shootaround at the Garden that he was simply caught up in the moment, graciously offered an explanation that could have passed for an apology.

"I'm a big guy," Davis said. "Imagine if my emotions are going so wild, and if I'm running by somebody, I don’t feel them.

"If I've hurt anybody or if I’ve done any harm to anybody, please forgive me because my intentions were harmless."

Davis said he never saw Nicholas Provetti, who barely budged after Davis bumped him.

“If I had seen him, I would have picked up, rubbed his head and tried to make him feel better," Davis said. "I'm a big guy. I'm sorry if I hurt anyone.”

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One quick scheduling note, courtesy of Marc Spears: If the Celtics-Magic series ends in six games, the Eastern Conference Finals will begin on Monday at the earliest, but no later than Wednesday.

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