After watching the game for a second time (Thank God for DVR) i noticed the reason douglas was told to foul. It was to get Amare out of the game.

On the previous possession amare tweaked his back and looked to the bench for a sub, Boston grabbed a rebound and went to the other end with the ball, missed a contested shot and J oneal got an EASY offensive rebound because stat could barely raise his arms (its what it looked like to me anyway).

The foul was for a substitution. I know I was reallytrippin on why coach told TD to foul, but for ayone else wondering why. Here it is.