Love, Barea Separated by Teammates
Their playoff dreams slipping away with each loss on this elongated March road trip, discontent bubbled over in the fourth quarter of the Timberwolves’ damaging 115-99 loss at Sacramento.
That’s when Wolves two-time All Star forward Kevin Love and reserve guard J.J. Barea had to be separated by teammates during a timeout confrontation.
Barea stepped toward Love while the two exchanged words and Love rose from his seat on the bench until Luke Ridnour ushered Barea away and Martell Webster did the same with Love.
“Part of the game, competitors trying to win,” Barea said. “We’re frustrated that we’re losing, but it happens, every basketball team. We just got into it. It’s all right. He said something I didn’t like, I said it back and we’re all good. Nothing against him.”