With 65 seconds remaining in the game and the Suns down 20, referee Ken Mauer ejected both Aaron Brooks and Zabian Dowdell.
“Disrespectful, that’s how it was,” Dowdell said after the game. “I think it was very disrespectful.”
He, nor any of his teammates would go into any further detail.
Sports 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro was sitting courtside and tweeted out the following, “Word I’m hearing from courtside is referee Ken Mauer told Zabian Dowdell to stop being a little bitch…. Dowdell asked Mauer if he would call him that off the court and Mauer tossed him…”
Said Marcin Gortat, “I got to tell you for four years I’ve never seen something like that.”
Steve Nash is hurting. He’s been hurting for awhile now. “It’s very difficult. It’s painful. I’m not moving very well but I want to try and play.”
Nash has been bothered off and on this season by pelvic instability. He needs rest but has no plans, at least right now, of sitting out any of the Suns remaining eight games.
“It’s a pretty long summer without the playoffs. It’s a situation where I want to play. I don’t feel great. It’s not as much fun but I want to be out there with my teammates and see what I can do.”