jared sullinger

Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger got tagged with the first technical foul of his NBA career after getting wrapped up by Miami’s Rashard Lewis during Sunday’s matinee at TD Garden.

Sullinger got ahead in transition and finished a layup at the rim late in the second quarter. As the ball fell through the cylinder, Lewis reached up to catch it, and found his arms around Sullinger’s head. The Boston rookie tried to run back up court, but Lewis did not move his arms. Frustrated, Sullinger delivered a two-handed shove to Lewis’ waist to free himself. Referees assessed a double-technical.

Did Sullinger deserve a tech?

“No,” said locker neighbor Jeff Green when that question was posed to Sullinger.

– Reported by Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston