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.


Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy continued his criticism of the league in an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning and addressed the controversy from Wednesday night, when the Celtics were on the short end of some questionable calls, including the ejection of center Kendrick Perkins for two technical fouls.


ORLANDO — There are two ways to look at what happened to the Celtics Wednesday night.



Ten thoughts from a Game 5 that gave every "The NBA is fixed" believer enough fodder to last until 2030, when Dick Bavetta will be 88 years old and working his 66th straight NBA finals.

1. This just in: The Magic are good. 

And now we have a series.



ORLANDO -- Kendrick Perkins got thrown out, and may possibly be suspened for Game 6. Glen Davis and Marquis Daniels both suffered concussions. Rasheed Wallace has back spasms. And the Celtics lost 113-92 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Garnett summed up the mood in the locker room the best. "Today was a tough day," he said. "Lot of things going on. It's not like it's something we haven't seen before. We've had lots of different situations during our run in the past. None of this is going to be easy.

Knocked out by an elbow from Dwight Howard in the second half of Wednesday's playoff loss to the Magic in Orlando, Celtics forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis had a brief message for reporters after the game: "I'll be back for the next game. That's all you need to print." For more Celtics news, check out our basketball blog Green Street.

In a nightmare scene at Amway Arena, the Celtics lost Game 5 to the host Orlando Magic, 113-92, on Wednesday night, forcing a Game 6 Friday night at TD Garden in Boston. 


With Kendrick Perkins already out of the game after being ejected in the second quarter, Glen Davis and Marquis Daniels each suffered concussions on separate collisions in the second half. Neither returned.  


Davis was hit in the face by the left elbow of Dwight Howard as Howard was coming down with a rebound in the third quarter Wednesday night while Daniels was making a move to the basket and ran head first into the chest of a stationary Marcin Gortat. 


ORLANDO -- Kendrick Perkins received two technical fouls in the first half of Game 5 against the Magic and was ejected. Perkins now has been called for seven technical fouls during the playoffs, which by rule is an automatic one-game suspension. The NBA does review technical fouls and could rescind one of the two that he was assigned in Game 5. League officials are expected to make a decision by Thursday morning. Read the full post on Green Street.

ORLANDO -- The door to the Celtics locker room was closed for about 10 minutes of the media access time while the players held an impromptu meeting. Players were mum on the substance of the meeting, but a source indicated it was about maintaing focus.