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Chris Paul, Clippers critical of female ref after technicals
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Chris Paul, Clippers critical of female ref after technicals
Friday February 6th, 2015

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul was critical of referee Lauren Holtkamp after both he and DeAndre Jordan received technical fouls from her during Thursday's game. 

After the game, Paul called Holtkamp's technical on him "terrible" and said if she calls it that way, "this might not be for her." 

[via YouTube user Basketball Nation]

The Clippers were assessed five technical fouls in their 105-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. One went to head coach Doc Rivers and the other two went to forward Matt Barnes, who was ejected. 

According to Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding, Jordan said he wasn't yelling at Holtkamp when he received his technical. He hopes to get the foul rescinded by the NBA and said the two other referees agreed with him.

Asked about the five technical fouls his team received on Thursday, Rivers said, "This game was over already."

On Friday, Lee Seeham, general counsel for the National Basketball Referees Association, addressed Paul's comments. 

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Seeham said Holtkamp's calls were "justified" and that "she belongs."

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