Refereeing stirs Hawks co-owner's ire
"We don't get any calls, which I know everybody always hears," Gearon said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "But I'll give you a stat. Last night, we are playing this old physical team. They are old. I know what happens when you play basketball, old guys foul. [Kevin] Garnett is the dirtiest guy in the league. We are playing Boston last night and they had two fouls the whole first half. We had five times that and we're athletic."
"Did you see what Al Horford did (in Tuesday's Game 5)?" he said. "The timeline for recovery for his injury is another three months. He's not even supposed to be playing and Josh should not be playing. Zaza (Pachulia) can't stand up, but if we can get past this round there is a chance that we can get him back. So this is a team that is overcoming adversity. I wish ... some of the national media or even some of the local media, more the paper than the TV guys, recognize how hard these guys are playing based on how injured they are."
The Celtics lead the Hawks 3-2 in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series. Game 6 is Thursday at 8 p.m. ET in Boston.
2012 NBA Finals
- Not Tipping Their Hand
- The legal tampering period hasn't shed light on where the Pats stand with Aqib Talib.
- Strength In Numbers
- Authorities have announced major security measures for this year's Boston Marathon.
- Momma's Boy
- Top Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini isn't above calling his mother for hitting advice.
- Reasonable Doubt?
- How a conspiracy of silence and a vanished gun have complicated the case.
- Dropping Into Place
- Rajon Rondo surpassed Bill Russell in career assists as the C's outran the Pistons.