Boobie, the rough guy
Cavs guard Daniel "Boobie" Gibson was hit with a double technical with Oklahoma City's Desmond Mason with 2:02 remaining in the fourth quarter.
"The referee said 'Boobie' and Mason were jawing at each other," Cavs coach Mike Brown said. "Both are good guys. It’s a little uncharacteristic."
Gibson, who returned after a 5-game absence with a sprained big toe, said he was clueless why he got a technical.
"I don’t know why I got the technical," Gibson said. "We did exchange words. But after that, it was over with. He came to my end (on the Cleveland bench). Someone stepped in front of me. The referee called a double tech."
It was one of at least two questionable calls by the refs. Cavs power forward Ben Wallace earned a technical with 4:02 left in the game for raising his voice to the refs after a non-call. He got absolutely hacked on a play under the basket and he complained - and rightfully so.
While we're on the subject, center Zydrunas Ilgauskas also got a technical in the third quarter.