So what are the points of contention? It started with Game 1 referees Dan Crawford, Ed Malloy, and Jason Phillips, who called five technical fouls on the Celtics in Game 1. Of the techs, those given to Doc Rivers and Ray Allen were the most questionable because neither coach nor player appeared to do much more than express displeasure at a call.
"I know mine wasn't [a technical]," said Rivers. "I can tell you that much. I don't know how long I've been in the league, but that has to rank as the worst I've ever had. I would have loved to have earned it."