Cheryl Reeve, Lynx coach, goes berserk during Finals game, throws jacket at assistant [VIDEO]

Cheryl Reeve, "Referee-induced meltdown," 2012, screengrabs.
Cheryl Reeve, "Referee-induced meltdown," 2012, screengrabs.

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve went off the rails during the third quarter of last night's series-tying victory against the Indiana Fever.

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Upset about the referees swallowing their whistles during a Lindsay Whalen drive to the cup, Reeve stormed the court and had to be restrained by assistant, Timberwolves broadcaster, and former NBA big-man Jim Petersen. She then tore off her jacket and flung it at an impressively well-dressed assistant.

Though Reeve received a technical, she somehow wasn't ejected. Here's the footage:

Her freakout seemingly did more good than harm. Moments later, a Maya Moore three-point play put the Lynx ahead, and they never trailed again en route to a 83-71 victory. The best-of-five series now shifts to Indianapolis for games three and four, with a possible deciding final game scheduled for next Wednesday at the Target Center.

Asked about the meltdown after the game, Reeve said, "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."

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