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Usually quiet and totally under control, Gordon admitted on Monday that he let his emotions get the best of him on Saturday when he was ejected for vehemently arguing a non-call. Television replays showed Dallas guard Monta Ellis clearly whacking Gordon across both arms as he drove into the lane, causing the shooting guard to lose the ball. When there was no whistle, Gordon stormed in the direction of referee Kane Fitzgerald and used language strong enough to get himself ejected after just one technical foul. ``I was just frustrated – not just from that foul, but also how the game was going,’’ said Gordon, referring to the Magic falling behind by as much as 27 points before mounting a huge second-half rally. ``I definitely overreacted and I probably owe that ref an apology. That wasn’t like me and it was out of frustration.’’ NBA.com

January 28, 2015 Updates

The biggest headline for the Suns over the last few days has been Hornacek’s controversial rule for technical fouls that states simply, “If you get a T for arguing with an official, you’re benched for the rest of the game.” What seemed like an idle threat at first quickly became reality when Goran Dragic was benched against the Houston Rockets after picking up a technical, and then again when Morris picked up one against the Clippers. Valley of the Suns

Hornacek said he once again addressed the issue with his team, mentioning some slight changes to a rule many criticized as being too harsh for a playoff-hopeful squad. “We talked about it,” he said. “We’ve tried both ways and we’re just going to try to do a better job as a team, as teammates, to corral each other when they start to argue. The guys came up with that. “They have been better, it hasn’t been — you know both Goran and Keef’s technical, it wasn’t constant yelling, it was just a couple of times. So I told them, ‘Hey, if you guys do that, and kind of help each other out there on the court, we’ll kind of look at it and it might be my discretion whether we do it for the rest of the game so we don’t have that necessarily hard rule.’ But I may still sit them for the end of the game if I feel like it and they know that.” Valley of the Suns

January 27, 2015 Updates

Asked about his level of frustration with the non-call, Gallinari simply grinned and said, “I’ll let the people watch the replay and make their own judgment.” Shaw, however, steamed. “It’s frustrating when night-in and night-out all of those kind of calls go against us,” he said. “And the explanation of i changes all the time, when we get an explanation. Or they admit that they made a mistake after the fact when it’s already cost us a game.” Denver Post

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Veteran official Joey Crawford was forced to leave the Mavericks-Clippers game in the 2nd quarter with an apparent leg injury. Crawford called a turnover on the Mavericks, and started to jog back to the other end of the court, coming up limping. He eventually called for a stoppage and limped to the Clippers bench where he was attended to by LA's training staff. CBSSports.com

January 1, 2015 Updates

Early in the fourth quarter, with 9:18 remaining, Copeland and Heat forward Shawne Williams (Indiana’s 2006 first-round pick) tangled underneath the hoop. Boom. A double-technical was handed out. “He started coming at me crazy,” Copeland recalled. ”I held my own and didn’t say nothing crazy. … I didn’t back down and the refs felt like cleaning up the situation, which I can understand.” A player’s first five technicals cost $2,000 each before the cost increases. “It’s all good,” he said, understanding but disappointed. “It’s a heated game. I wasn’t even trying to there with him, he just turned around and felt some kind of way.” Vigilant Sports

Technical fouls are handed out much more frequently overseas, Copeland said. During his five years abroad, he had stops in Spain, Germany, and Belgium before joining the Knicks in 2012. “Yeah, I had a lot more overseas,” he said with a big smile. “They pick on you overseas because I’m an American. Still, even there, I was cool with most of the refs. I’m really a peaceful guy.” Vigilant Sports

December 31, 2014 Updates

With the Sacramento Kings already down 90-69 on the road against the Celtics, center DeMarcus Cousins let his frustration get the best of him. Six-foot-four guard Marcus Smart tried to box out Cousins and barged into the Kings star, and Cousins reacted by grabbing Smart’s jersey and hurling him to the floor. For The Win

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