More than just loss irks Bosh

MIKE GANTER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 12:05 AM ET

BOSTON — Chris Bosh had a lot more than just Friday night’s losing effort to be upset with.

Twenty seconds into the fourth quarter he took a knee to the upper pelvic area on an impressive Paul Pierce dunk.

But with Bosh down, Pierce celebrated over the injured Raptor and that brought an irate assistant coach Alex English plus Jay Triano onto the floor. Noticeably absent from the charge were any of Bosh’s actual teammates.

Bosh didn’t see much of the initial reaction to the play.

“I looked at their bench and they were all up standing at half court and no one from their team was down on the floor,” Bosh said. “I think we can react better, be there for one another and react better.”

Jarrett Jack said his first concern was to attend to his fallen teammate.

“My first priority is going to see if he’s all right,” Jack said. “After I did that I saw Hedo (Turkoglu) go up there (towards the Celtics) by himself, so I ran up there as well.

"I think we all have each others backs. I think the majority of us more or less crowded around Chris just to make sure he was cool and just all right.”

Raptors head coach Jay Triano said he wasn’t impressed by Pierce’s actions.

“I just don’t think that’s very sportsmanlike,” Triano said. “Great play but I don’t think you need to stand there and taunt afterwards.”


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