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Spree of technicals derails Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS — Referee Ken Mauer certainly won't be accused of being biased toward his hometown Timberwolves any time soon.

Mauer, a cousin of Twins superstar Joe Mauer and a St. Paul native, whistled the Wolves for five technicals in a dizzying 10 seconds of the third quarter, allowing the Spurs to take control in a 107-96 victory Tuesday night.

"I've never seen that before," Wolves forward Kevin Love said. "Five in a row, that had to be a first. That was crazy."

The binge happened after the Wolves got within 68-62. It included technicals to Darko Milicic and Corey Brewer for gesturing toward Mauer on the same play.

GAME SCUTTLED: The game between the Bucks and Hawks was postponed to March 15 because of a snowstorm.

Spurs 107, Wolves 96

SAN ANTONIO (107): Jefferson 5-10 4-4 17, Duncan 7-15 2-4 16, Blair 3-4 0-2 6, Parker 3-9 6-6 12, Ginobili 6-13 5-5 19, Hill 5-8 1-2 13, McDyess 2-5 1-2 5, Bonner 5-10 3-3 16, Neal 1-3 0-0 3, Quinn 0-2 0-0 0, Splitter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-79 22-28 107.

MINNESOTA (96): Beasley 3-11 0-0 7, Love 7-20 4-6 20, Milicic 2-6 3-4 7, Ridnour 7-13 3-3 18, Brewer 4-8 3-3 11, Webster 5-14 6-7 18, Flynn 1-7 0-0 3, Tolliver 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 3-8 0-0 7, Pekovic 2-3 1-1 5. Totals 34-90 20-24 96.

San Antonio 36 27 25 19— 107

Minnesota 25 28 23 20— 96

3-Point GoalsSan Antonio 11-22 (Jefferson 3-4, Bonner 3-7, Hill 2-2, Ginobili 2-6, Neal 1-2, Parker 0-1), Minnesota 8-23 (Love 2-5, Webster 2-5, Johnson 1-2, Flynn 1-2, Ridnour 1-3, Beasley 1-3, Brewer 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsSan Antonio 53 (Ginobili 9), Minnesota 55 (Love 20). AssistsSan Antonio 28 (Parker 13), Minnesota 19 (Ridnour 9). Total FoulsSan Antonio 19, Minnesota 21. TechnicalsSan Antonio defensive three second, Brewer, Love, Milicic, Minnesota Coach Rambis 2. Ejected— Minnesota Coach Rambis. A11,209 (19,356).

Pacers 111, 76ers 103

INDIANA (111): Granger 10-17 4-4 27, Hansbrough 6-11 0-0 12, Hibbert 4-12 0-0 8, Collison 8-15 5-5 21, Dunleavy 8-16 0-0 20, Rush 4-10 0-0 9, Foster 4-5 2-2 10, Ford 1-3 0-0 2, George 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 46-90 11-11 111.

PHILADELPHIA (103): Iguodala 0-7 1-2 1, Brand 8-12 2-2 18, Hawes 0-2 0-0 0, Holiday 7-14 2-3 19, Meeks 4-10 2-2 13, Speights 6-8 2-2 14, Nocioni 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 6-13 0-0 12, Young 5-10 2-2 12, Turner 5-10 3-4 14. Totals 41-86 14-17 103.

Indiana 27 30 27 27— 111

Philadelphia 23 26 32 22— 103

3-Point GoalsIndiana 8-16 (Dunleavy 4-8, Granger 3-4, Rush 1-4), Philadelphia 7-18 (Meeks 3-5, Holiday 3-5, Turner 1-3, Iguodala 0-2, Williams 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsIndiana 45 (Hansbrough 9), Philadelphia 47 (Speights 9). AssistsIndiana 29 (Collison 13), Philadelphia 26 (Holiday 8). Total FoulsIndiana 21, Philadelphia 18. TechnicalsHawes. A10,890 (20,318).

Wizards 136, Kings 133, OT

SACRAMENTO (133): Garcia 9-17 5-5 26, Thompson 4-5 0-1 8, Cousins 4-19 2-6 10, Head 2-7 0-0 4, Udrih 10-13 5-5 26, Jeter 4-9 0-0 8, Greene 0-2 0-0 0, Landry 9-13 5-5 23, Dalembert 3-4 1-1 7, Casspi 5-15 2-2 15, Taylor 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 53-108 20-25 133.

WASHINGTON (136): Lewis 7-11 1-2 16, Blatche 5-10 6-7 16, McGee 3-10 4-6 10, Wall 6-19 10-10 22, Young 14-22 8-9 43, Yi 1-5 0-0 2, Seraphin 1-2 0-0 2, Hinrich 5-9 3-3 14, Thornton 4-5 1-2 9, Armstrong 0-0 0-0 0, Booker 1-2 0-0 2, Martin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 47-95 33-39 136.

Sacramento 19 37 27 43 7— 133

Washington 38 16 40 32 10— 136

3-Point GoalsSacramento 7-20 (Casspi 3-6, Garcia 3-6, Udrih 1-3, Cousins 0-1, Taylor 0-1, Greene 0-1, Head 0-1, Jeter 0-1), Washington 9-17 (Young 7-10, Hinrich 1-3, Lewis 1-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsSacramento 49 (Casspi, Cousins 8), Washington 65 (Blatche 13). AssistsSacramento 31 (Jeter 11), Washington 28 (Wall 9). Total FoulsSacramento 23, Washington 22. TechnicalsCousins, Garcia, Thompson. A16,226 (20,173).

Nuggets 132, Suns 98

PHOENIX (98): Childress 2-6 1-4 5, Frye 4-13 2-2 11, Lopez 2-3 2-2 6, Nash 4-8 6-6 15, V.Carter 6-15 0-0 15, Gortat 5-8 1-1 11, Dudley 2-6 2-2 7, Dragic 3-10 5-7 11, Warrick 0-2 3-6 3, Pietrus 2-7 3-4 8, Dowdell 1-6 2-2 4, Siler 1-3 0-1 2. Totals 32-87 27-37 98.

DENVER (132): Anthony 9-17 8-10 28, Martin 3-5 0-0 6, Nene 5-7 1-3 11, Billups 1-5 4-4 7, Afflalo 11-14 7-7 31, Harrington 3-9 3-3 10, Andersen 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 5-6 5-5 15, Lawson 4-5 7-8 16, Forbes 0-2 0-0 0, Williams 2-5 2-3 6, A.Carter 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 44-79 37-43 132.

Phoenix 32 23 17 26— 98

Denver 20 44 38 30— 132

3-Point GoalsPhoenix 7-22 (V.Carter 3-5, Dudley 1-1, Nash 1-3, Pietrus 1-4, Frye 1-5, Dowdell 0-1, Childress 0-1, Dragic 0-2), Denver 7-17 (Afflalo 2-4, Anthony 2-4, Lawson 1-1, Billups 1-2, Harrington 1-3, Smith 0-1, A.Carter 0-1, Martin 0-1). Fouled OutLawson. ReboundsPhoenix 49 (Frye 8), Denver 57 (Anthony 10). AssistsPhoenix 16 (Nash 7), Denver 30 (Billups 7). Total FoulsPhoenix 32, Denver 27. TechnicalsDragic, Phoenix Coach Gentry, Nash, Martin, Smith, Denver defensive three second 2. A14,874 (19,155).

Spree of technicals derails Wolves 01/11/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:19am]

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