Pelicans’ coach Gentry ejected vs. Clippers

New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry yells to the officials after being ejected during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry has been ejected from the Pelicans’ game Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Gentry was called for back-to-back technical fouls in the second quarter while arguing a shooting foul called against Jrue Holiday, while the Pelicans guard was defending Clippers guard Chris Paul behind the 3-point line.

Paul appeared to swing the ball through Holiday’s outstretched hand and then go up for a shot as official Lauren Holtkamp blew the whistle.

Gentry appeared to be arguing that Paul initiated the contact and then went up for a shot, and that even if there was a foul, there should not have been free throws. Holtkamp called the first technical and official Kane Fitzgerald called the second.

Top Pelicans assistant Darren Erman took over after Gentry’s ejection.

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