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Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Doc Rivers, Lou Williams, Blake Griffin all gave credit to Timberwolves for being the better team (off. rebounds, being more aggressive), but all of them acknowledged substandard officiating in different ways.

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Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers wasn't happy about Jeff Teague (16/17 FTs) making more FTs than LA's entire team (15/22 FTs). Rivers said that there were no swear words involved when he and assistants Sam Cassell and Mike Woodson drew technical fouls, and that the officials lost their composure.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl Anthony Towns was impressed by Andrew Wiggins' 40 point performance in Los Angeles on Monday night. "It was amazing. I told him, I don't know if I put the voodoo on him, but I told him he was going to get 40 tonight. So he made me look good. I'm happy for him. He was out there, he was playing spirited basketball and he was playing at a high level all night. It just seemed like we were watching, at Staples Center, we were watching young Kobe play out there."

ESPN Stats and Information  

DeMarcus Cousins has the 10th 40-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist game in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain (6), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1), Elgin Baylor (1), Oscar Robertson (1) are the others (via Elias Sports Bureau)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki on Salah Mejri's issues with referees: "Sometimes you've got to just keep playing, man. You've got to keep playing through some stuff and at times bite his lip. That's really all there is to it. Sometimes he might get a tough call. Just swallow it and keep competing. When he's out there, he's always playing so hard and usually gives us a great lift off the bench. We want him out there, we love him out there, and he's got to find ways to stay out there."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle shouted "Get the f--- outta here!" when Salah Mejri tried to explain himself after getting ejected for arguing a call. "As I look at it now, he's the only guy that was a negative," Carlisle said, referring to Mejri being minus-2 in 10 minutes during the Mavs' blowout win over the Wizards. "Maybe it worked out all right. Salah and I have a thing going about the officials. He just can't help himself; I think he feels like he can reason with those guys. We're going to continue to work with him."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Teague has had a really nice night for the TWolves. He's got 27 points, six assists and may have just hit the dagger. He also hit 15-for-16 from the free throw line, which is a career high according to T'Wolves PR.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Bradley Beal exchanged trash talk with Dennis Smith Jr. throughout the game but said the Mavs rookie earned his respect. "He's a true competitor. He's an elite point guard. He's going to be one for years and years."

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Wiggins has 37 points in 31 minutes. According to T'Wolves PR, this is his fifth career game at Staples Center with 30 or more. He's going to have to close down the stretch. TWolves could also use some offensive help from Karl Anthony Towns. He is 0-for-4 from the field.