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Wed, 01/13/2010 - 5:20pm  

Ainge talks refs, Sheed on Big Show

Danny Ainge, appearing on Wednesday's Big Show, addressed a wide range of topics regarding the Celtics, including Glen Davis' flagrant foul and Doc Rivers' ejection during Monday night's 102-96 loss to the Hawks. "We can't let a call build into worse," Ainge said. "A flagrant foul is two free throws and the ball. You can't let that escalate into five free throws and the ball." Added Ainge: "By the way, Doc was right [Davis' flagrant foul call was later rescinded], but does it justify him getting ejected? We could have used Doc in that game. He knows that." 

 

Staying with the topic of flagrant fouls, Ainge defended the erratic on-court behavior of Rasheed Wallace, saying: "Rasheed as a whole — all the things he does for [the Celtics] — we'll take." Ainge said that Wallace is "not going to change," adding: "Emotions are part of the game. We know that it's been a strength and a weakness of Rasheed. I think it's a strength and a weakness of [Kendrick Perkins] and of KG."

 

Ainge also touched on the All-Star candidacy of Rajon Rondo, who has averaged 14.1 points and 9.6 assists per game. While he freely admitted that he didn't feel Rondo should have made the team last season, Ainge said that the point guard should make it to Dallas for this year's game. "I think he will," said Ainge on the possiblity of Rondo being an All-Star for the first time in his four-year career. "I think he'll make it."

 

To hear the interview, click on The Big Show audio on demand page.




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