Celtics decide not to suspend Davis

The Boston Celtics decided not to suspend forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis after an early morning fight with a childhood friend the day before the NBA season opener left him sidelined for at least five weeks with a broken right thumb.

Executive vice president Danny Ainge made the announcement with Davis seated next to him in a press conference on Friday, saying the club wanted to keep him around to work out with the team.

In his first meeting with the media since the incident, Davis said he apologized to his teammates and had a lot of growing up to do.

Davis had surgery on the thumb on Tuesday, hours before his teammates opened their season with a victory in Cleveland.