Celtics, Hawks escape discipline from Game 4
WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks escaped discipline for a Game 4 skirmish in which Kevin Garnett pushed off a referee while players on both benches stepped onto the court.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank said Tuesday there would be no fines or suspensions. Four techni- cal fouls resulted in a game Atlanta won 97-92 to tie the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.
The confrontation started when Kevin Garnett cleared out Zaza Pachulia with an elbow, and the Hawks forward went forehead-toforehead with the Celtics star. A referee grabbed Garnett, but he, too, got a push as Garnett struggled to break free.