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Amar'e: 'Too quick' to get two techs

DALLAS -- Amar'e Stoudemire didn’t appreciate being whistled for a ticky-tack offensive foul when Tony Allen flopped after being screened and figured he’d express his opinion to referee Scott Foster.

Seconds later, Stoudemire was headed for the showers, ejected after Foster hit with him a couple of bang-bang technical fouls.

“It was too quick for two technical fouls,” Stoudemire said after playing only seven minutes in the Dallas Mavericks’ 112-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. “I have never even seen two techs that quick ever in my career.

“To be a 13-year vet, man, I figure I have a little bit more respect than just two quick technical fouls without saying a curse word or anything to the official. But it is what it is.”

Stoudemire didn’t say a single magic word?

“Not until after the second tech,” he said, laughing. “I had to get my money’s worth at that point.”