Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports (via blog):

OK, one night and we have a playoff series. Emotions are bubbling. Words, too. Quentin Richardson didn’t just get trades shouts and take a potentially costly elbow from Boston’s Kevin Garnett near the end of Game 1.

He called Garnett and Paul Pierce, “actresses,” after the game. As in: “Two actresses over there, that’s what they are.”

Thelma and Louise? Ginger and Maryanne?

Near game’s end, Pierce fell to the court by the Heat bench with what he called a shoulder stinger, something he’s had problems with the last month. Garnett stood over him. Richardson came in, said a few words and Garnett pushed him away.

So it began. Udonis Haslem came in Glen Davis got involved. A scrum formed. On the five-star, Knick-Heat playoff fight-meter, it was a 1 1/2. But it sets up the rest of the series as something to watch.