On the Larry Sanders ejection scale, Friday's was a 3.5. There were no thumbs up to make everyone laugh but also no derogatory phrases (that we know of) that could draw a fine.

The Milwaukee Bucks center was ejected Friday after complaining with referees too strenuously after a minor foul call during a 102-78 loss at the Indiana Pacers. Sanders, one of the best defenders in the NBA, has been ejected three times in 10 days, five times on the season.

This is a problem. The Bucks were down 53-47 in the middle of the third quarter when Sanders, who had 12 rebounds in 19 minutes, drew the foul, the first technical and the second technical all in one sequence. The Pacers immediately went on a 14-1 run to put the game out of reach.