Originally written February 06, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
The Rockets, plain and simple, mollywhopped the Warriors, 140-109, on Monday. And even though the game was out of reach, that didn’t stop things from getting awfully chippy between both teams late. Marcus Thompson sets the table: With 1:04 left and the Warriors defending the 3-point line at all costs, [Patrick] Beverley drove the lane and dunked. He stared at the Warriors’ bench on his way to the other end, drawing a technical foul for taunting. “The only thing I think we need to apologize for was just the reaction after the dunk,” Lin said. “To be honest, that wasn’t totally classy on our behalf.” After that, Jackson instructed his players to foul to prevent the 3. Soon after, Beverly found himself open in the corner. Rookie forward Draymond Green charged hard into Beverley, drawing a flagrant foul two and prompting a verbal scuffle with Marcus Morris. Both Green and Morris were ejected. In the final 34.1 seconds, Jackson had his players intentionally foul and concede the free thr...
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