Cheryl Reeve, Lynx coach, goes berserk during Finals game, throws jacket at assistant [VIDEO]

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Cheryl Reeve, "Referee-induced meltdown," 2012, screengrabs.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve went off the rails during the third quarter of last night's series-tying victory against the Indiana Fever.

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Upset about the referees swallowing their whistles during a Lindsay Whalen drive to the cup, Reeve stormed the court and had to be restrained by assistant, Timberwolves broadcaster, and former NBA big-man Jim Petersen. She then tore off her jacket and flung it at an impressively well-dressed assistant.

Though Reeve received a technical, she somehow wasn't ejected. Here's the footage:



Her freakout seemingly did more good than harm. Moments later, a Maya Moore three-point play put the Lynx ahead, and they never trailed again en route to a 83-71 victory. The best-of-five series now shifts to Indianapolis for games three and four, with a possible deciding final game scheduled for next Wednesday at the Target Center.

Asked about the meltdown after the game, Reeve said, "Clearly, I wasn't happy in that moment. I'm not happy about how the game was officiated, period, but that's all I'm going to say about it."

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Faith Potter Dietz
Faith Potter Dietz

So if a man reacts that way, he's passionate/strong. A woman, there's something wrong?? Wow.

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

Cheryl Reeve IS a great role model, Ellen. What she did was absolutely pivotal and could be the turning point in the series, you douchebag.

Teri Ahrens
Teri Ahrens

and...I should add that this reaction came after a number of questionable calls. Yes, the refs were that bad. Just my 2 cts.

Teri Ahrens
Teri Ahrens

I was at the game a she had every right to do it the call was THAT BAD...and her reaction was because Whalen got a technical foul just seconds prior. AND, it fired up the team, the fans, and the Lynx won. So before you all start passing judgment...and by the way if this was a male coach would this even be shared by CityPages in this light??? Just sayin.

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

Sports really does attract the most emotionally well-developed among us.

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