Timberwolves whistles for five technicals in 10 seconds in 107-96 loss to San Antonio

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The Timberwolves just couldn't take it anymore. All the blown fourth-quarter leads, the injuries, the defensive lapses, the failures to execute a play in late-game situations ... all the things that have gone wrong in what was supposed to be an uplifting season reached a level of frustration rarely seen in an NBA game.
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Rorajamo

Monticello, MN

#1 Jan 12, 2011
Ken Mauer is an idiot. Referees are taught to keep their emotions in check and this guy apparently couldn't do that. Watching the game, I didn't see anything that warrented 5 T's in 10 seconds. The calls made leading up to the T's were questionable and if the players were being too vocal, stern warnings would've put an end to it. Mauer....grow up! Your actions were typical of a pouting little kid who had his feelings hurt.
Okee dokee

Hastings, MN

#2 Jan 12, 2011
NBA officials are the most "look at me I'm running this game" officials in sports. This is why the NBA is about as popular as the NHL nationwide.
Al Bundy

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 12, 2011
Go easy on the NBA refs, they couldn't make it as pro-wrestling referees.
kirbymolly

Carver, MN

#4 Jan 12, 2011
YAWN!
Emily

Emily, MN

#5 Jan 12, 2011
Really, is anyone out there that cares? No matter who is in charge, they suck year after year. Makes you almost wonder how that is possible...
the real just another day

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jan 12, 2011
Just another day in loserville....
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#7 Jan 12, 2011
the real just another day wrote:
Just another day in loserville....
Just another day in junior high.
the real just another day

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jan 12, 2011
The Hard Truth wrote:
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Just another day in junior high.
I swear to god, you mudducks are soooo dumb...
Mark

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jan 12, 2011
Sounds like the typical NBA and their "star system". Teams like the Wolves are never going to get calls.

Since: Jan 11

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jan 12, 2011
the real just another day wrote:
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I swear to god, you mudducks are soooo dumb...
You need a new Shtick. This one is played.
senorglory

Honolulu, HI

#12 Jan 12, 2011
the tech calls were good calls, as frustrating as it may have been for Wolves fans. too bad.
two and two

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jan 12, 2011
It doesn't take much to figure out what happened. The TimberWoes had gotten it within 6 points. Time for the refs to insure the spread and make their change. I know the Woes are not great, and San Antonio has the best record, but the seemingly scripted nature of NBA basketball is just sad to watch. Good luck with that lockout!
REAP

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jan 12, 2011
i hate joe mauer too!
DD Austin

Jackson, MS

#15 Jan 12, 2011
Who holds these ego maniac officials accountable? They go around acting like dictators! What's with that? No doubt - they have too much clout!
emerson boozer guy

Grand Rapids, MN

#16 Jan 12, 2011
Mauer should be careful. There are whackos in St Paul too.
Al Bundy

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jan 12, 2011
DD Austin wrote:
Who holds these ego maniac officials accountable? They go around acting like dictators! What's with that? No doubt - they have too much clout!
Hey now, it's not the ref's fault, they just call the game according to the script provided to them by David Stern. Is there any credibility left in the NBA?
Look how quick they were to silence Tim Donaghy!
Rorajamo

Monticello, MN

#18 Jan 12, 2011
senorglory wrote:
the tech calls were good calls, as frustrating as it may have been for Wolves fans. too bad.
Are you high?
farvesucks

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jan 12, 2011
Maxtable wrote:
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You need a new Shtick. This one is played.
No, no, it never gets old. Right, 40 for 60?
StraightCash Homie

South Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jan 12, 2011
Ken Mauer is a dickwad..and I jackwagon of the first degree.
Mike L

United States

#21 Jan 12, 2011
Gregg Popovich's approach to winning basketball games:

1. Whine
2. Whine again
3. Throw your hands up every time you go to the basket. If you don't get the call... Whine.
4. When whistled for a foul, open your eyes really wide like you're being accused of murder. Then whine.
5. Finally, if whining to the refs doesn't get us the call we want, fake a serious injury and continue to whine.

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