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Westbrook, Donovan fined  for criticizing officials
    2017-November-10  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

OKLAHOMA City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan, Paul George and Russell Westbrook were all fined Wednesday for their Sunday comments.

Following Carmelo Anthony’s questionable ejection Sunday, fellow Oklahoma City Thunder stars Russell Westbrook, Paul George and head coach Billy Donovan were each fined US$15,000 for “public criticism of the officiating,” the NBA announced Wednesday.

The comments came after Anthony’s third-quarter ejection in the Thunder’s 103-99 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center, as Thunder players tried to defend Anthony’s actions after the game.

Anthony was ejected after a review of a layup that he converted over Portland’s Jusuf Nurkic. The Balzers center was nicked by Anthony’s elbow on his way up to the basket and Anthony was assessed a flagrant-2 foul that earned him an automatic ejection.

On Wednesday, the NBA also upheld Anthony’s flagrant-2 foul, while Westbrook’s flagrant foul from Tuesday’s loss to the Sacramento Kings was downgraded to a common foul.

According to Brian Mahoney of The Associated Press, crew chief Rodney Mott said after the game referees ruled Anthony’s contact was “excessive and not a natural basketball move and the league agreed.”

Westbrook, who called Anthony’s ejection “nonsense,” drew the most eyeballs Sunday after dropping some expletives postgame:

“I got hit in the face [a couple of minutes earlier],” he said. “They didn’t review it, as they should. You know, I just think that when it’s us, our team, myself, they don’t do the same thing they do [for other teams].”

George had a much more toned-down take, but still wasn’t shy to express his frustrations.

“We haven’t been getting the benefit. Every night, we haven’t been getting the benefit of the doubt,” George said. (SD-Agencies)

 

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