MILWAUKEE -- There were plenty of reasons for the Bucks to become frustrated during the course of their 20-point loss on Monday to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
First, there was the one-sided score that had the Thunder already up by 17 points after just one quarter. Then there was the realization that the inevitable loss was going to significantly harm their playoff chances. Finally, after a few questionable calls by the officials, those factors led to the Bucks losing their cool on the court.
In total, the Bucks were called for five technical fouls, including the ejection of reserve forward Larry Sanders. It was the first time since Dec. 31, 2001 that a Milwaukee team was called for that amount of technicals.
It started in the first quarter when Mike Dunleavy appeared to be on the receiving end of an overly-aggressive approach from Thunder shot-blocking specialist Serge Ibaka. After a free throw attempt, Ibaka stood over the top of Dunleavy's fallen body and appeared to hold him do...