Monday, November 12, 2012

NBA Ejections: Richardson/Phillips/Bavetta

Referees Leroy Richardson, Jason Phillips & Dick Bavetta ejected Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle for arguing a foul call (two technical fouls) in the fourth quarter of the Timberwolves-Mavericks game. With 5:00 remaining in the fourth period, Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo was called for a shooting foul. Replays indicate Mayo failed to obtain a legal guarding position prior to contact, thereby committing a blocking foul, the call was correct. Carlisle protested the call by vacating the bench area and proceeding onto the playing surface towards the mid-court line, drawing a technical foul from official Jason Phillips. After continuing to argue the call, Carlisle received his second technical and ejection, also from Phillips. At the time of the ejection, the Timberwolves were leading, 77-68. The Timberwolves ultimately won the contest, 90-82.

This is the first ejection of 2012 for Richardson, Phillips and Bavetta.
Carlisle was ejected twice during the 2011-12 NBA Season.

Wrap: Minnesota Timberwolves at Dallas Mavericks, 11/12/12
Video: Mayo commits foul, Carlisle receives dual technicals arguing the call (1:37; ejection only)


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