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First flopping warnings given

Updated: November 6, 2012, 11:41 AM ET
By Henry Abbott | ESPN.com

Guards J.J. Barea of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Donald Sloan of the Cleveland Cavaliers are the first players who have been identified as floppers under the NBA's new anti-flopping rule.

Both offending plays occurred in the fourth quarters of games last Friday.

Barea was playing defense with 10:04 left in a game the Timberwolves would win, and took an off-hand to the face from the Kings' Jimmer Fredette. Barea threw his arms up dramatically, and to great effect; ...

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