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NBA rescinds Perkins' technical, upgrades Pierce's foul

By Official Release
Posted May 27 2010 1:30PM

NEW YORK -- Following a review of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic, the NBA has announced the following:

• Celtics center Kendrick Perkins' technical foul with 36.1 seconds remaining in the first half has been rescinded.

• Celtics forward Paul Pierce's foul with 8:12 remaining in the fourth quarter has been upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 1.

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