Barea, Sloan get NBA's 1st 2 flopping warnings

Associated Press Modified: November 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm •  Published: November 5, 2012
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Barea said before the Timberwolves' game in Brooklyn that he hadn't heard yet from the league, but he drew two charging fouls in the game and assumed he was flagged for one of those. His coach, Rick Adelman, is concerned about the policy and its enforcement, wondering if the 6-foot Puerto Rican guard was targeted for his get-under-your-skin reputation.

"I've said it before, I think it's something that they can certainly look at, but I don't know how anybody, you know, a thousand miles away on TV can tell if somebody gets hit or not hit. I think anybody here, if somebody does that to you, you're going to flinch," Adelman said, swinging his arm upward toward reporters.

"And he got hit. The play that they're talking about, the guy hit him in the face and he got called for a foul. I don't understand how he can get a warning foul."

Video of the plays are posted on nba.com.

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AP Sports Writer Beth Harris in Los Angeles contributed to this report.



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