Paul Pierce Ejected: Celtics Star Tossed After Receiving Two Technical Fouls (VIDEO)

05/01/2011 08:30 pm ET | Updated Jul 01, 2011

Celtics star Paul Pierce received his second technical foul in the fourth quarter of Game 1 against the Miami Heat and was ejected with seven minutes left.

At the 7:59 mark, Pierce pump-faked Miami's James Jones and drew a hard foul. Pierce reacted by approaching Jones and giving him a "face-rub," which led to the first technical foul.

One minute later with the Heat winning 87-74, Pierce tried setting a screen on Dwyane Wade, but the Heat star tried to run through it and was called for a foul. Pierce apparently said something to Wade and received his second technical foul, earning himself an ejection.

Referee Dan Crawford said after the game that Pierce directed a "verbal taunt" at Wade. Crawford also said that "there wasn't a head-butt."

The Heat went on to win 99-90.

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