May 4, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett (2) scores and is fouled on the play as Toronto Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez (21) looks on in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: Amir Johnson fouls out, Kevin Garnett gets technical foul (GIF)


 

With the Toronto Raptors trying to rally back from a double digit deficit to defeat the Brooklyn Nets in Game 7 of their first round series, both teams caught a break during the fourth quarter.

Down 90-82, Amir Johnson tripped Joe Johnson and picked up his sixth foul, leaving the game after a fantastic outing, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds.  As Kevin Garnett went to check on Johnson, Kyle Lowry walked right into him. Lowry gave Garnett a little bump and Garnett gave him a bigger one back, which the referee saw. Garnett was issued a technical foul and the Raptors hit the free throw to cut the lead to seven. It was a fantastic acting job by Lowry, who looked like he was hit much harder than he actually was. It was a pretty iffy call to make in such a huge situation.

The winner will meet the two-time defending NBA Champion Miami Heat in the next round.

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