J.J. Barea on scrap with Ray Allen: 'I don't get up crying'


(Photo courtesy: David Sherman/Minnesota Timberwolves.)

If you can read lips, you know the f-ennheimer’s were flying last night at the Timberwolves-Heat game.

In a wild fourth quarter, Minnesota's J.J. Barea was ejected for shoving Miami's Ray Allen in retaliation for a previous shove, and coach Rick Adelman got a technical for arguing the call, deemed a Flagrant Foul 2 penalty.

In the end, Miami won again, 97-81, for their 15th straight victory.

Adelman said the Barea-Allen exchange changed the game, as the Wolves were down by just six points at the time.

Here's the scrap in question:

After he left the floor, Barea told the Pioneer Press: "I've been playing in the NBA for seven years. I don't get up crying and want to fight. It's part of the game."

Before he left the floor, Barea was seen "verbally attacking" Allen, and he wasn't calling him a crybaby:

Next Up

Nurses on strike

Nurses start 3-day strike at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth

A "last attempt" at negotiations failed to produce an agreement last Wednesday.

boating minnesota lake

Minnesota has experienced its deadliest boating season since 2005

Minnesota has seen 17 boating-related deaths so far this year.

Drew Doughty

Kirill Kaprizov makes Kings’ Doughty eat his words

The Kings defenseman isn't a fan of the Wild star's new deal.

Quinn Olson / UMD Hockey

Watch: UMD's Olson goes between-the-legs to set up highlight goal

Another Saturday. Another highlight for a Minnesota college hockey team.

Gopher Hockey

Watch: No-call lifts Gophers to OT victory over St. Cloud State

A blatant hook marred a top-four battle in St. Cloud.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Driver killed after crashing into parked semi-trailer

The crash occurred on the 5800 block of University Avenue Northeast.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings-Panthers: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings will look to open things up in Carolina.

Tanner Morgan/Gopher Football

Morgan's resurgence, Nebraska's miscues help Gophers hold on

The Gophers quarterback threw a pair of touchdowns in a 30-23 victory.


J.J. Barea on Wolves: 'A lot of guys that don't care'

Timberwolves point guard J.J. Barea told reporters after Minnesota's loss to Golden State Sunday night that "a lot of guys" on the team simply don't care. When that happens, Barea says it's tough to win games.