Timberwolves lose again, Barea ejected from gameMinnesota Sports
-- The Miami Heat won their franchise-record 15th straight game with a 97-81 triumph over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Miami Heat won their franchise-record 15th straight game with a 97-81 triumph over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
Dwyane Wade led the way with 32 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for Miami. LeBron James tallied 20 points, 10 boards and four assists to help Miami improve to 44-14 on the season.
Minnesota forward Derrick Williams had a double-double with 25 points and 10 boards in the loss. Ricky Rubio contributed 14 points, eight assists, six steals, but turned the ball over six times for Minnesota, which fell to 20-37. The T'Wolves shot 37-percent from the field. The defeat was the sixth straight loss overall for Minnesota, and the sixth in a row to Miami over the past three seasons. Minnesota hosts Washington tomorrow night.
T-Wolves guard J.J Barea was ejected from last night's 97-81 loss to the Miami Heat for what was deemed to be a flagrant foul on Ray Allen in the second half. Minnesota head coach Rick Adelman objected to the ruling and was assessed a technical foul. The subsequent free throws turned a six-point Miami lead into a double-digit lead and the Heat never looked back. Barea said he would speak to the league after the game to figure out why the foul was considered flagrant enough to warrant an ejection. Adelman told reporters after the contest that he assumes that NBA officials will tell him the wrong call was made in regard to the ejection.