technical foul

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n technical foul (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play
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Usage

In literature:

On his previous voyage Captain Bullock had fallen foul of his wireless officers, but that was over technical matters.
"The Wireless Officer" by Percy F. Westerman
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In news:

Dwight Howard received a technical foul with 5:37 remaining in the first quarter of Monday night's game between the Orlando Magic and the San Antonio.
Kendrick Perkins technical foul rescinded.
And a good old-fashioned five technical-foul , playground melee at Amway Arena.
A technical foul and a steal in the last 30 seconds of regulation allowed Tranquility to force overtime in a Heroes League championship game Thursday night.
Brooklyn's Gerald Wallace, who already had one technical foul, received a second and was tossed.
The Mountaineers won 69-59 in a game that finished with a series of technical fouls and player ejections.
None Technical Fouls: 2 GREATBRIT.
Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke was whistled for a technical foul for hanging on the rim after a dunk Saturday vs Arkansas.
That would be the number of technical fouls "earned" by the Philadelphia 76ers, the NBA's 10th lowest total.
Humphries was given two technical fouls and ejected.
The league adopted its technical foul suspension schedule for the 2005-06 season, and then-Pistons star Rasheed Wallace believed it was aimed squarely at him.
OKC also has been on a run of technical fouls.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were both hit with "respect for the game" technical fouls in the Thunder's 111-102 win over San Antonio inside the AT&T Center.
Last season, the Thunder was whistled for just 13 technical fouls.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers briefly chatted with his team about changes this season to guidelines on how referees will call technical fouls.
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