Rafer Alston pimp-slaps Eddie House

Wednesday night in Boston, the Celtics hosted the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of their second round series.

In one sequence, Celtics guard Eddie House hit a deep jumper from the right corner, and seconds later, Magic point guard Rafer Alston slapped House in the back of the head as Eddie was running back down the floor.

After the game, Alston said that House had utilized an elbow, and that’s what made Alston react the way he did.

I have not seen a clear replay that showed ill-manner use of an elbow, but I will say that Alston should be fined, but probably not suspended.

If it was more of a hard hit with more direct force then I’d say a suspension for one game would be in order. But, it wasn’t.