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01/21/2010 - 6:15pm
Big Baby fined by NBA for berating fan

The NBA released the following statement Thurday afternoon in regards to a fine for Celtics forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis:

Boston Celtics forward Glen Davis has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 8:44 remaining in the second quarter of Boston's 92-86 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Click here to check out Doc Rivers' comments about Big Baby's behavior on the Dennis & Callahan Show on Thursday morning.


01/21/2010 - 3:39pm
Giddens assigned to D-League

Per a Celtics press release, guard J.R. Giddens was assigned by the Celtics to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. It is Giddens' third assignment of the season to the NBA D-League.

 

Giddens, a 2008 first-round pick, has averaged just under five minutes in his 21 games this year. He registered season highs of six points and seven rebounds against the Nets on Jan. 13.


01/21/2010 - 12:33pm
Savard on injury: 'I feel normal'

Injured Bruins center Marc Savard spoke to the media after the morning skate prior to Thursday night's game against Columbus and said "he feels normal" after sustaining a Grade 2 partial MCL tear in his knee in a game against Chicago on Jan. 7. The top-line center has skated the last two days with a brace and said that he only thinks about the knee when stopping. Savard said that he is shooting for a return to action next Friday on the road against the Buffalo Sabres.

 

Check out the Big Bad Blog for updates from the morning skate.


01/21/2010 - 10:50am
Rivers: 'Glen Davis has to grow up'

Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the Celtics' recent struggles as well as Wednesday night's incident in which Glen Davis responded to a fan's taunting with an expletive-laced response that was heard on the airwaves.

 

Asked if was a big deal, Rivers responded: "Yeah, it is a big deal. ... That stuff can't happen. I always say, 'To the victors go the spoils,' if you know what I'm saying. If the other team is winning and the fans are on you, that's part of it. We've been taught you have to take it and you have to keep playing. I don't think it's a huge step backwards, but it is a step backwards, and Glen Davis has to grow up."

 

Rivers said the insults he hears from fans are shocking, especially in Detroit. "I've heard some vile things said to me, said to our players, it's amazing what you hear," he said. "You should turn around...

01/21/2010 - 10:20am
Mashup: Generals want Conan

The Washington Generals, the team that provides the opposition for the Harlem Globetrotters, offered outgoing "Tonight Show" host (and Brookline native) Conan O'Brien a contract. Plus, The Sports Pickle claims Scott Brown did not win Tuesday's election, but a surprising winner emerged. Read about those items, plus links to the day's top stories, videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


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