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Bondsaway
04-27-2007, 04:58 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Though the Bay Area is abuzz with excitement for the Golden State Warriors (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=gsw)' first home playoff game in 13 years, the Warriors are getting a few remedial lessons in keeping their cool.
Warriors coach Don Nelson said Thursday he will fine Baron Davis (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3326) and Stephen Jackson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3210) for being ejected from Golden State's 112-99 loss in Game 2 of the club's first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=dal).
Davis and Jackson put on a taunting, preening display that dampened an otherwise successful trip for the eighth-seeded Warriors, who stole Game 1 from the heavily favored Mavs and headed back to the West Coast with homecourt advantage in the series, starting with Game 3 on Friday night.
"It doesn't make any sense to me, as hard as we worked to get to the playoffs, to all of a sudden get there and not be able to play because of ejections and not controlling our emotions," Nelson said before a brief workout at the Warriors' downtown training complex.
"I want to play with passion. I want to play with emotions, (but) have respect for authority out there. The referees are the authority, and just like when I make a decision, I expect the respect to be there for me. ... Things don't always go your way, and you've got to control your emotions."
The NBA hasn't announced any potential discipline against Davis, who apparently was thrown out for sarcastically applauding the officials late in the third quarter, or Jackson, who left the court in a contentious, roundabout manner after getting his second technical foul in the final minutes.
But on what should have been a celebratory day before hoops-crazy Oakland's first taste of the postseason since 1994, Davis and Jackson spent the day avoiding direct comment on a dressing-down from their veteran coach. Nelson didn't announce the amount of his fines, only saying, "it will be substantial."

doniceage
05-03-2007, 04:24 AM
I didn't see this but from what I heard Jackson was clapping his hands (NOT TAUNTING THE REF'S). OF course from all the talk radio they said the ref's did not like it so ADIOS. Heck, one talk show host even said the FIX WAS IN.

P.S. SO if anyone can elaborate would lvoe to hear your take on it. Especially if you seen the game.

Bondsaway
05-05-2007, 01:22 AM
I watched the entire series..would you believe I missed the last game!!!eerrrr

But Davis did nothing wrong. This was horrible now jackson he deserved everything he got. Davis was already gone and he (Jackson) should have stepped up to fill the void. Instead he explodes and it takes 4-5 minutes for him to leave the court after ejection! Just stupid.

But that is not where this stopped, in game 5 jackson was hit with a "T" for guess what??? CLAPPING thats right the Mavs were in trouble and looking to go down the tubes. If the fix was in just take a look at the last 2 minutes of game 5!!!!!! The series should have ended in Dallas. Davis was called for his 6th foul (fouling out) on a nitpicky call. Then all the calls went to Dallas in the last 2 minutes. Had the Mavs won the series I would have never watched another NBA game ever.

The Warriors played liked defending champs and weren't going to be denied!
The best basketball I have seen.