Raptors head coach Jay Triano was not exactly thrilled with the officiating down the stretch tonight.
“We have to learn how to play like they did where you play that hard of defense and not have fouls called against you," said Triano. "They played hard defense and they had one foul called against them in the fourth quarter, so we've got to learn how to do that."
The Raptors coach may have had a point when it came to total team fouls -- 21 fouls were called on the Celtics during the game, compared to 27 on Toronto. Though if you asked Kendrick Perkins -- who was being grabbed all fourth quarter by the undersized Andrea Bargnani -- the game was called just fine.
Triano did, in fact, give credit to the Celtics for their physical play.
“They played very hard, and we knew they were going to do that," he said. "They execute, they bang us inside, and we were trying to not let the catch come in and we just didn’t work hard enough and block defensively, so that results in a lot of points in the paint.”