Listen to T-Wolves radio guy Alan Horton's epic meltdown at end of last night's loss
|K-Love was once again ridiculous last night (36 points, 11 rebounds), but all he could do was smirk after not getting a foul call on the last play.|
Last night, a spirited Timberwolves comeback from a pathetic first half and a 21-point third quarter deficit fell just short, as the refereeing crew swallowed their whistles and didn't call what looked to be an obvious foul on Kevin Love during his last-second attempt to tie the game.
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The result was both a 100-98 loss to the visiting Dallas Mavericks -- a loss pushing the Wolves back below .500 to a disappointing 15-16 at the end of the 2013 portion of the 2013-14 season -- and an epic on-air meltdown from Alan Horton, the one-man band who does both play-by-play and color commentary for Wolves broadcasts on WCCO.
First, here's video of the play in question along with the commentary from Wolves TD broadcasters Dave Benz and Jim Petersen:
And here's a slow-motion GIF of just the alleged hack:
Jim Pete and Benz were a bit worked up over the no-call, but their reaction was nothing compared to Horton's. Here's audio of Horton's awesome meltdown, including his classic "Ed Malloy!" scream (Malloy was the ref standing just feet away from Love and Dallas' Shawn Marion on the fateful play):
And for your listening pleasure, here's a clip of nothing more than Horton's "doh Ed Malloy!" yell:
As the smoke was clearing, Horton brought that same tone to his Twitter account:
In the locker room, Wolves coach Rick Adelman was a little more diplomatic but still made his feelings about the no-call clear.
ED MALLOY!!! He was RIGHT THERE NEXT TO THE PLAY and didn't call a foul on Marion contesting Love's shot. Every replay shows it was a foul.-- Alan Horton (@WolvesRadio) December 31, 2013
"He got fouled," Adelman told reporters (via the Star Tribune). "I wonder what that would have been if [Dallas star Dirk] Nowitzki, LeBron James, all the top players in the league... A guy reaches on a last-second shot like that instead of challenging it. Maybe they don't understand Kevin is one of the top five players in this league."
h/t -- Wolves Now
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