J.T. Orr must have really gotten on Brad Stevens' bad side.
Orr was the NBA official who assessed Jayson Tatum a technical foul with just 10 seconds remaining in the first half Tuesday night in Toronto after whistling the Boston Celtics forward for a charge.
Tatum seemed unsure how he picked up the technical -- as did Stevens, who started barking at Orr while Raptors star Kawhi Leonard took the free throw.
The Toronto crowd quieted during Leonard's free throw, but Stevens didn't, which meant his berating of Orr got picked up on NBC Sports Boston's broadcast.
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The usually sanguine Celtics coach flipped on his sarcasm switch to take umbrage with Orr's "Everybody saw it" defense.
Seconds later, Stevens unloaded the (very) rare F-bomb. (NSFW warning: There's an F-bomb in here, obviously.)
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"Oh, everybody saw it. F---, who cares?" Stevens snapped at Orr.
Stevens is a family man, so he'll probably be pretty embarrassed to learn he swore on live television. But the C's coach has bigger fish to fry -- like getting his own team to care.
The Raptors handed Boston its worst loss of the season in a 118-95 rout, as the Celtics' inconsistency is morphing into serious concern entering the home stretch.
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