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Charlotte Bobcats' associate head coach Patrick Ewing, left listens in as head coach Steve Clifford explains his side to referee Tom Washington (49) after being called for a technical against the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Charlotte Bobcats' associate head coach Patrick Ewing, left listens in as head coach Steve Clifford explains his side to referee Tom Washington (49) after being called for a technical against the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

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