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Nets coach Avery Johnson ejected in third quarter

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP)

New Jersey coach Avery Johnson has been ejected from the game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Johnson was tossed with 7:47 left in the third quarter after being hit with two technical fouls for arguing the lack of a call after Nets guard Devin Harris was stripped by Elton Brand.

Replays showed that Brand's hand never touched the ball and seemed to paw at Harris' chest. The ball was stripped and players on both teams stood and waited for a call.

When none was made, Jodie Meeks went the other way for a layup.

Johnson argued with official Brent Barnaky and got tossed for the first time as the Nets' coach, walking off the court to chants of ''Avery, Avery, Avery.''

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