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Toronto Raptors level guard Fred VanVleet knew he confronted a danger 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 report to 32-35. The Raptors had been referred to as for 23 fouls in comparison with simply 18 on the Clippers, and VanVleet acquired his eighth technical foul of the yr.
“I do not thoughts, I am going to take a high quality, I do not actually care,” VanVleet said Wednesday. “I believed Ben Taylor was f–king horrible tonight. I feel that on most nights, you recognize out of the three [officials], there’s one or two that simply f–k the sport up. It has been like that a few video games in a row. [Losing on Monday at] Denver was robust, clearly. You come out tonight, competing fairly onerous, and I get a bulls–t tech that modifications the entire dynamic of the sport, modified the entire move of the sport.”
In Toronto’s loss to the Denver Nuggets earlier this week, ahead Scottie Barnes was referred to as for a technical foul with 28 seconds left in a one-point recreation. The Raptors went on to lose 118-113.
Toronto bought off to a gradual begin this season, however the crew is presently ninth within the Japanese Convention because the postseason approaches.
The Raptors will look to bounce again once they go to the Los Angeles Lakers (32-34) on Friday.