A annoyed Devin Booker stated simply the correct issues to earn the ire of two totally different referees. Simply seconds aside.
The Suns’ guard was ejected for 2 rapid-fire technicals from two totally different officers within the third quarter.
The Lakers and Suns had been enjoying an entertaining, pretty intense midseason recreation when the referees injected themselves into the present. Simply earlier than Booker’s ejection, each LeBron James and Lakers’ coach Frank Vogel obtained just about simultaneous technicals for arguing a no-call on Chris Paul.
When the Lakers obtained the ball, LeBron attacked the rim and drew a foul on Deandre Ayton. The Suns didn’t like the decision and Booker clearly stated one thing that earned him his first technical.
The second got here a couple of seconds later. Whereas it appeared prefer it may very well be for a agency bounce go, lead official Mark Davis stated after the sport Booker was ejected for language directed on the referee.
It occurred so quick the broadcasters had been confused as to what befell.
Jae Crowder on Devin Booker’s ejection: “Devin was disputing his first technical.” Stated he did not like the primary one and voiced his opinion about it. Crowder tried to step in however it was too late
— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) March 3, 2021
Booker was ejected with the Suns up by 5, and it was an evening the place Chris Paul shot simply 1-of-4, however in an indication of how a lot the Suns have grown they pulled away within the fourth for a 114-104 win on the Lakers dwelling court docket. Booker completed the sport with 17 factors.
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