Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague was ejected after he hip-checked Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio in a tense game that featured three ejections and five technical fouls.
Teague was chasing Rubio down the court in the fourth quarter when he lowered his shoulder and bumped Rubio into the Minnesota bench. He was called for a flagrant foul 2 and tossed with 5 minutes, 20 seconds left in the Jazz’s 116-108 win on Friday.
Asked about the Twitter exchange in the locker room after the game, Crowder just smiled and shrugged it off.
“He is a competitor, he’s a trash talker, he is all of the above,” Crowder said of Butler, his former college teammate at Marquette.
“He wishes he was out there competing in a game like that, that’s what probably eating him up the most, he wishes he was on the court, fighting with his guys…that’s my guy,” said Crowder.
“It’s huge,” Heat wing Josh Richardson said. “Saturday is worth two games (in the standings). The Pistons are a good team. We have to come ready to work.”
In his team’s previous game, a win Monday at the New York Knicks, the Warriors held a 39-18 edge in the third quarter, the seventh time this season they outscored an opponent by at least 20 points.
This time, it was 27-14. Wizards coach Scott Brooks’ take on the Warriors’ dominance right after halftime?
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Beal came in averaging a team-leading 23.7 points but he missed his first nine shots and had zero points at halftime. His first basket came with under 5 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter.
“They took a lot of my shots away. They doubled. They switched,” Beal Basketball Jerseys Custom said. “Their main objective was to take the ball out of my hands.”
A lot of the credit goes to Thompson.