Wizards John Wall hit with $15000 fine for criticizing refs

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"The refs made us lose this game", Wall said.

The Jazz have real choices to make with seven games left in the season. For Utah "to shoot 31 free throws to 16".

"Other players have and they got it, " he said. The two players had words with each other as well.

Under NBA rules, a player or coach is suspended without pay for one game once they receive their 16th technical foul of the season. It was a great effort for our guys, and a lot of different people had to guard those guys. "I've been around John quite a bit he's not going to hit somebody below the belt". I didn't know what happened. Wall said he asked a referee why he didn't receive one call when he drove the baseball. "There was nothing exchanged between us (previously)". But Wall might have also been campaigning for a more favorable whistle in the playoffs. Gobert finished the layup uncontested. After reviewing the play, the officials dubbed the move a "hostile act" and slapped Wall with a technical. The Blazers also won, keeping them in the Playoffs.

A couple days after Brooks suggested that his team complained too much when Markieff Morris was ejected in a 133-124 loss to the L.A. Clippers, he was dumbfounded by these events.

"They said it was a 'hostile act, '" Brooks said. "All he can do is continue to do what he's doing, and try to prepare himself for when he's able to come back". Come on. 'Hostile act?' Really?

"We want to be playing our best basketball at the end of the regular season", Hayward said. It wasn't controlling our emotions.

"If anything, it's accidental contact, " he added.

The juggling act has taken a toll.

Then for almost four minutes, Wall, unplugged and unapologetic, shared his brutally honest opinion on the officiating by the crew of John Goble, Mark Lindsay and Kevin Cutler.

Gordon Hayward doesn't get the media love, but this shouldn't cause Heat fans to think he wouldn't make the team a serious contender in the East. Erik Spoelstra has gotten a positive record with an undrafted free agent and a three-point shooting cast as his starting wings, so he could do an very bad lot with a player as talented as Gordon Hayward. But you don't shoot no 31 free throws to 16 the way we attack the basket as a team. "It never works in my favor".

Over their past four games, the Wizards had averaged 125 points. Something similar, according to Wall, took place Friday on another play. I had to get this bandaged up, because I'm bleeding, and the ref tells me it's not a foul. Once I say something they feel like is negative towards them, they're going to run to the media then I'm getting fined. Hayward torched the Wiz for 30p the last time they met and he can be tough from anywhere on the court, so Porter will need to force him into tough shots and make him a volume scorer.

"Playing defense fighting over a screen". "Doesn't have that label".

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