Celtics GM Seen Tossing Towel as Distraction

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) – Boston Celtics general manager Danny

Ainge has been spotted in TV replays throwing a white towel in the

air to distract the Cleveland Cavaliers at the foul line.

Ainge was sitting in the first seat to the right of Cleveland's

basket. He tossed the towel on forward J.J. Hickson's second

attempt with 1:53 remaining in the third quarter of Boston's 104-86

win over the Cavaliers on Monday night. Hickson made his second

free throw.


NBA spokesman Tim Frank said he was unaware of Ainge's actions.

Ainge stood on Hickson's first shot but made only slight

movements with his upper body. He then sat down and clapped after

Hickson missed.