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Celtics, Hawks escape punishment for skirmish, leaving bench

Updated: April 29, 2008, 7:41 PM ET
Associated Press

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers remembers being in a couple of fights in his playing days, so he understands what was going through Kevin Garnett's mind when he pushed off from a referee who was trying to make peace.

"Right afterward, I felt like a dunce," Rivers said. "At the time, though, there was nothing in me that didn't feel like it was the right thing to do."

The rough-and-tumble playoff series between the Celtics and Atlanta Hawks returns to Boston for a fifth ...

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