Wizards’ Wall hit with $15,000 fine for crit­i­ciz­ing ref­er­ees

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

OAK­LAND, CALIF. | Washington Wizards guard John Wall was fined $15,000 on Sun­day by the NBA for what the league called “pub­lic crit­i­cism of the of­fi­ci­at­ing.”

Wall ripped the ref­er­ees to the me­dia after a 95-88 loss at Utah on Fri­day night, frus­trated with the free throw dis­crep­ancy. The Jazz shot 31 times from the line to 15 for the Wizards. He said, “The way they’ve been of­fi­ci­at­ing to­day doesn’t make no sense.”

The All-Star guard also was hit with his 15th tech­ni­cal foul this sea­son in the third quar­ter. Wall made con­tact with his right hand just be­low Rudy Gobert’s belt while fight­ing around a screen. Coach Scott Brooks hadn’t heard from the NBA whether the tech­ni­cal would be re­scinded.

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