Celtics coach Doc Rivers is fined $25,000

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NBA has fined Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers $25,000 for an argument with officials that led to two quick technicals and an ejection.

The fine was announced Wednesday by NBA disciplinarian Stu Jackson.

Rivers was irate over a flagrant foul called on Glen “Big Baby” Davis with 6:16 left in Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics coach drew back-to-back technicals when he didn’t stop yelling at referee Bennett Salvatore; a third “T” was called on soft-spoken assistant Armond Hill.

Thanks in part to the four-point play, Atlanta won 102-96.

Rivers had last been ejected against Chicago in March. He was also fined $25,000, and referee Bill Kennedy was fined an undisclosed amount.