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Great Scott! Keep your mouth shut, Byron

Now that he's ripped Boston and its fans, Byron Scott is sure to hear rebuttals all weekend long.

Updated: May 9, 2003, 9:20 PM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPN.com

BOSTON -- Byron Scott sure guaranteed one thing: Games 3 and 4 of the New Jersey-Boston series will be played in an atmosphere in Boston which might make the fans from Manchester United envious.

The Nets coach amped things up considerably by taking potshots at the Celtics' fans and at the city of Boston. Who knows what his motives were? To draw the attention away from his players, or the series? To call the bluff of the boisterous and, yes, obnoxious Boston fans?

One thing seems clear: ...

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