Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected after using his chest to bump Ray Allen during a 97-81 loss to the Heat on Monday night.
With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Heat leading 76-70, Barea defended Allen on the ball just outside the three-point line. After flopping back when Allen used his left arm to clear him off of the ball, Barea recovered to meet Allen on a drive, bumping Allen directly with his chest as he attacked the basket, knocking the Heat guard to the floor. The foul sparked a brief exchange of words between members of the two teams, as Allen’s Heat teammates came to his defense. Check the video below
There’s seems to be some growing animosity between the Minnesota Timberwolves and forward Kevin Love. There’s a chance they may say goodbye to Mr. Double-Double.
Love is currently in the first year of a $60 million contract but can opt out after the 2014-15 season.
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, in an interview with NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski, Love recently questioned the direction of the franchise under owner Glen Taylor and general manager David Kahn. Love isn’t happy about not getting a five-year maximum contract, and some teams might try to explore acquiring him from Minnesota.
“I don’t think that’s a match that is permanent in Minnesota,” a rival assistant GM said. “I’m not saying they’re shopping, but if they can get the right deal they would look at it. And I don’t think he wants to be there.”
Love has an extremely high trade value and is still producing at an astonishing rate despite just coming back from a broken hand. If he is moved, it’ll be interesting to see where he lands.
You know this dunk from Harrison barnes on Nikola Pekovic is insane for a couple of reasons, Barnes cutting full speed to the basket, and David Lee hitting him in stride perfectly with the no-look pass before Barnes elevates and detonates on Pekovic is just flat-out fantastic. Two, just look at the Warriors bench, barely able to contain themselves with excitement after Barnes does the deed, and stares down Pekovic afterward for good measure.
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