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Game Story: Fever react to Spokane loss

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Backup Fever QB John Pierce was picked off by Spokane's Sergio Gilliam with less then a minute left as the Shock beat the Fever 55-51 on Sunday at the Toyota Center. Gilliam returned the INT 30 yards for a TD, which put the Shock up 12 with less than a minute to go. The Fever added a meaningless score with :01 left.
22 total penalties and 4 player ejections gave the game a WWE feel to it. The refs were highly criticized by both sides.
"A lot of emotions going on," said Fever WR/DB LaMonte' Jones. "We just let our emotions take over what we're supposed to do."
First play of the game we had a guy telling a guy to get off him and you get kicked out of the game? Said Coach Cedric Walker afterwards, referring to Ruschard Dodd-Masters' ejection.
"We had four guys kicked out behind something that was meaningless. We had a couple of penalties that we got screwed."
The Fever had TD wiped away at the end of the first half because of a personal foul penalty before the play happened. 
"It's hard when you make stops and then you get calls on something nobody knows anything about," said Walker. "I'm gonna talk to the league about it and we'll go from there."
Pierce was filling in for jason Campbell, who suffered a shoulder injury in the 4th. Pierce's first drive ended with a TD, but in the last minute missed a wide open Jones for a TD that would have won it.
"I overthrew him," said Pierce. "We had the victory right there and I overthrew him. It ended terrible, We had them on the ropes, we should have ended it earlier."
The Fever are 0-2. They are at Boise Saturday.
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