CP3 hit with costly technical by female ref he called out last season

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul talks to referee Lauren Holtkamp after she gave him a technical foul during the final minute against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 108-102.

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"That was a timely tech," Paul said. "It was my fault. I apologized to the team. You can’t get techs in the fourth quarter."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.