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Doc, Hold Off on Suspending Alston

Published by on May 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

If you think that Celtics coach Doc Rivers thinks Orlando’s Rafer Alston should be suspended for game three of the Eastern Conference semifinal Friday night, think again.

While he believes Alston should be disciplined for the open-hand head slap that he gave Eddie House after his third three pointer of the night, he doesn’t feel that Orlando should be put at a competitive disadvantage for Friday night’s game at Amway Arena.

“You can’t go around slapping people, otherwise all the players will no longer punch they’ll just start slapping,” Rivers began. “And if they say you can get away with it, they’ll just say, ‘I didn’t punch him, I just slapped him.&r...

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