Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen was driving to the hoop during the third quarter of the game and lost the ball while trying to shoot a scoop shot. Indiana Fever guard Briann January appeared to slap her on the wrist, indicating that a foul should have been called. No foul was called, and instead Whalen lost the ball on a turnover.
The no-call is what set off Reeve, who went nuts on the sideline and had to be restrained by assistant coaches and her players. She and Whalen were called for technical fouls, giving the Fever two technical free throws, which they made.
Reeve actually has a history of meltdowns, so her actions on Wednesday shouldn’t come as a surprise. They actually inspired her team, which went on to win 83-71 to tie the series 1-1.
“It was good to see her fired up,” said Seimone Augustus. “That’s kind of what she does. I think she got like 7 or 8 techs this year, and every time she gets a tech it fires us up.”
Apparently Reeve’s meltdown had its consequences. Reporter LaChina Robinson says Reeve threw out her shoulder ripping off her jacket. Dave Schwartz shared a picture of a microphone attached to Reeve’s jacket that she apparently broke when ripping off her coat.
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