The Timberwolves were in rough shape when Jeff Teague went to inbound with 14.5 seconds left last night.
Minnesota trailed the lowly Hawks by one. Teague was having a miserable game and had just thrown the ball away on the Timberwolves’ prior possession. They left their huddle before the play unsure whether Taj Gibson or Jamal Crawford was supposed to be in the play.
And Minnesota was out of timeouts.
Yet, his five seconds to inbound ticking down, Teague tried to call timeout, anyway.
Luckily for him, officials didn’t grant his request (just like David Blatt a few years ago). The Timberwolves would have been given the timeout, but hit with a technical foul. Instead, they were called for “just” a five-second violation.
Unfortunately for Minnesota, Atlanta used that turnover to pull out a 105-100 win.