Bulls guard Aaron Brooks ejected against Nets for arguing with referee

Wednesday December 31st, 2014

Bulls guard Aaron Brooks was ejected after receiving two technical fouls during the Bulls' 96-82 Tuesday night loss against the Nets in Chicago.

Brooks was assessed the fouls in quick succession after a Chicago timeout following an 8-0 Brooklyn run to open the second quarter. As players walked off the floor, Brooks received the first technical when, in close sight of a referee, he bounced the ball across the court.

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Apparently dismayed by the ruling, Brooks turned toward the referee and began talking in his direction while approaching the bench, drawing the second technical and an automatic ejection.

After taking a few steps, Brooks moved up the court toward the official and was restrained by an assistant coach, with teammate Taj Gibson also holding Brooks back.

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Starter Derrick Rose replaced Brooks in the game. At the time of his ejection, Brooks had scored four points in seven minutes and the Bulls trailed 32-31.

Over 31 games this season, Brooks has averaged 11.0 points and 3.3 assists in 20.4 minutes while emerging as valuable reserve in Chicago's backcourt rotation. Brooklyn improved to 15-16 while Chicago fell to 22-10.

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