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"Tough Whistles" Plague Lopez

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If Brook Lopez thought winning two Rookie of the Month awards and playing 2,000 minutes would lessen the number of "rookie calls" against him, he was wrong. The reverse is true. To a man, Lopez and his teammates, his coach and GM all think he's being victimized by "tough whistles". The quick fouls are forcing him to spend more time on the bench early and limiting his production just when the Nets need it.