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Bucks' Larry Sanders Gives Referees Thumbs Up After Being Ejected Against WIzards

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Bucks' Sanders Ejected, Gives Refs Thumbs Up

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The Wizards won a hard-fought game Wednesday at Verizon Center, battling back from a blown 20-point lead in the second half to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93, "basically [winning] the game twice," to paraphrase guard Garrett Temple.

One of the highlights of the game actually came once it was more or less out of reach for the Bucks, courtesy of center (and former Virginia Commonwealth star) Larry Sanders.

Trailing by 14 points with less than three minutes remaining, Sanders cut to the basket and hit a layup, but was called for a charging foul, negating the bucket. Sanders did not take too kindly to that and was ejected from the game, but not before flashing a thumbs up to each official on the court. It was his third ejection of the season.

After the game, Sanders explained himself.

"There were a lot of things I was frustrated with," he told reporters.

He finished with 17 points, 11 points and three thumbs-up, also known as a "double-double-triple."


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