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Thu, 05/27/2010 - 10:06am  

Heinsohn on D&C: Punish Howard

Celtics Hall of Famer and broadcaster Tommy Heinsohn criticized the officiating in Wednesday night's Game 5 during his appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning. He also talked about the league allowing Dwight Howard to get away with throwing elbows and the need to rescind one of Kendrick Perkins' technical fouls.

 

Heinsohn felt the officials were making poor calls on Wednesday night, especially Ed F. Rush. "This guy has had no common sense," Heinsohn said of Rush. "I don’t know why he’s still around. He’s got a history. I’ve been watching the game all these years, I just marvel at how they let him keep refereeing."

 

After Howard continued to catch Celtics players with elbows in Game 5, Heinsohn said the league isn't enforcing flagrant fouls on him. "One thing that bothers me very, very much is this guy Howard belted [Kevin Garnett] in the prior game three times, and they call a flagrant foul after they review the film when this guy actually had three flagrant fouls in this ballgame and nobody every called it," Heinsohn said. "So somehow or another, they give him a little leeway, and last night was another example of what he’s capable of doing."

 

As for the two technicals on Perkins, Heinsohn felt that it's necessary for the league to rescind one. "Well, you might as well hand the title to the Orlando Magic if they don’t, because we will have no big guys potentially. We ought to get Eddie F. Rush to play center against Howard and let Howard rap him around."

 

To hear the interview, click on the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page. Check the Green Street blog later for a transcript.




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