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Toronto Raptors level guard Fred VanVleet knew he confronted a threat of being fined when he voiced his frustration about officiating within the NBA, and that got here to fruition on Thursday.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported that the league has fined VanVleet $30,000 for his feedback after Wednesday evening’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
VanVleet scored 13 factors in Toronto’s 108-100 loss, which was its second straight and dropped its file to 32-35. The Raptors had been known as for 23 fouls in comparison with simply 18 on the Clippers, and VanVleet acquired his eighth technical foul of the yr.
“I don’t thoughts, I’ll take a fantastic, I don’t actually care,” VanVleet stated Wednesday. “I assumed Ben Taylor was f–king horrible tonight. I feel that on most nights, out of the three [officials], there’s one or two that simply f–ok the sport up. It’s been like that a few video games in a row. [Losing on Monday at] Denver was robust, clearly. You come out tonight, competing fairly exhausting, and I get a bulls–t tech that adjustments the entire dynamic of the sport, modified the entire movement of the sport.”
In Toronto’s loss to the Denver Nuggets earlier this week, ahead Scottie Barnes was known as for a technical foul with 28 seconds left in a one-point sport. The Raptors went on to lose 118-113.
Toronto bought off to a sluggish begin this season, however the group is at the moment ninth within the Jap Convention because the postseason approaches.
The Raptors will look to bounce again once they go to the Los Angeles Lakers (32-34) on Friday.