Watch: WNBA coach Cheryl Reeve has jacket-tossing meltdown during finals
Assistant coach Jim Petersen holds back head coach Cheryl Reeve during the third quarter of Game Two of the 2012 WNBA Finals against the Indiana Fever on October 17, 2012 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lynx defeated the Fever 83-71. / Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
Casual sports fans may not know that the WNBA Finals are under way. After Game 2, you may want to start paying attention to the fiery series between the Minnesota Lynx and Indiana Fever.
Late in the third quarter, Minnesota Lynx Cheryl Reeve was upset after no foul was called on one of her star players, Lindsay Whalen.
A complaining Whalen was slapped with a technical foul by official Michael Price, who quickly tacked one on for Reeve. Then the coach really lost it, tearing her suit coat off and trying to escape assistant coach Jim Petersen's long arms as he held her back from further confronting the refs. Watch the video below:
"We've got a lot of league people here. It's the WNBA Finals. So we have to be really, really careful in the things that we say. Clearly, I wasn't happy in that moment. I'm not happy about how the game was officiated, period, but that's all I'm going to say about it," Reeve said.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, decked out in a black and green Lynx jacket, agreed with Reeve from across the court, dismissively waving his hand in disgust at the officiating crew.
Reeve's outburst seemed to inspire her team. The score was tied when the coach lost her cool. Afterward, the Lynx surge past the Fever 83-71 to even the best-of-five series at one game apiece.
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