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Boston Fans Want to Send the Refs Flowers

May 22, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

Bill Simmons loved the refs in Boston last night. Doug Collins did not.

BOSTON — The officiating in Monday night’s Celtics win was incredibly lopsided. The Celtis got to the free throw line on what seemed like every time they drove to the hoop whereas the Sixers couldn’t buy a freebie.

Perhaps Boston’s most famous sports fan, ESPN’s Bill “The Sports Guy”
Simmons, was quite pleased with said officiating,
tweeting his thoughts: “Love the refs tonight! Does anyone know their
addresses? I want to send them fruit baskets.”

Doug Collins and the Sixers would probably prefer to leave something
else on the refs’ doorstep.

Coach Collins was asked about the lack of foul calls his team received
early in the game.

“What would you like me to say about them?” Collins said. Asked to
clarify about the fouls, he put it plainly, “We didn’t get any of
them.”