Sunday, March 6, 2011
NBA rescinds Pierce technical vs. Phoenix
By Chris Forsberg
Comcast SportsNet ScreenshotPaul Pierce glared at Channing Frye after an emphatic third-quarter dunk Wednesday night.
After video review, the NBA has rescinded the technical foul assessed to Celtics captain Paul Pierce during the third quarter of Wednesday's triumph over the Phoenix Suns at the TD Garden.
Pierce provided the highlight of the night when he delivered an emphatic left-handed baseline jam over Phoenix's Channing Frye to put Boston out front 75-52 win 7:34 to go in the quarter. Pierce glared down as Frye spilled into a cameraman under the basket before teammate Kevin Garnett pushed Pierce away as the duo celebrated the slam.
Frye got called for a foul on the play, but Pierce earned what would have been his eighth technical of the season.
Of the 41 technical fouls the Celtics have been whistled for this season, this is the first to be rescinded. Garnett has been hit with a team-high 10 technical fouls, while Pierce and coach Doc Rivers have seven apiece.