Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick was ejected towards the end of his team’s close win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday evening, in an odd display that surprised both teams.
Redick wasn’t involved in the previous play, he seemingly had no beef with the refereeing crew due to a series of calls or non-calls, and he apparently does not have a history with Josh Tiven – the official that whistled him for two quick Ts down the stretch of a two-possession game that wasn’t decided until the game’s final minute.
To hear Redick tell it, the referees were overstepping their bounds when J.J. tossed out some innocuous comments, and Minnesota coach Flip Saunders (who also received a technical) was just as out of bounds for using both poor language, and literally not staying out of bounds.
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Redick also was unyielding about his role in the dust-up with Saunders. Redick said he had asked referees to intervene after Saunders walked on the court