Van Exel ejected after picking up second technical

Updated: May 9, 2006, 11:00 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs guard Nick Van Exel was ejected after picking up his second technical foul for arguing with officials with 7:30 left in the second quarter of Tuesday night's playoff game against the Dallas Mavericks.

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Van Exel got his first technical with 8:47 left in the quarter, apparently for something crew chief Steve Javie heard him say. Van Exel followed him to midcourt with his palms up asking what he did wrong.

A series of close plays that went against the Spurs followed, including a no-call on a missed 3-pointer by Van Exel that drew contact from his defender. He was tossed soon after.

Both coaches drew technicals in the first four minutes of the game. Dallas led 39-30 following the free throw for Van Exel's second tech.

The Spurs won the opener of the second-round series Sunday.


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