Basketball Wiretap

Rudy Gobert, Chris Finch Fined For Criticizing Officials Following Suns Loss

Mar 31, 2023 11:54 PM

Rudy Gobert was fined $25,000 and Chris Finch was fined $15,000 after each criticized officials following the Minnesota Timberwolves' 107-100 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.

The Suns had a 27-12 advantage in free throw attempts in the game.

Finch said that Monty Williams' previous criticism of officials "works, because tonight they went to the line 27 times and we went to the line 12 times" after the game.

Gobert then claimed that officials were "trying to help them [Phoenix] win" the game.

"I think you want to see KD [Kevin Durant] in the playoffs, Steph [Stephen Curry] in the playoffs, you want to see LeBron [James] in the playoffs. Timberwolves are not there yet," added Gobert. 


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Monty Williams Fined $20,000 For Criticizing Referees

Mar 24, 2023 3:20 PM

Monty Williams has been fined $20,000 for public criticism of the officiating.

Williams made his comments to the media following the Suns’ 122-111 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on March 22 at Arena. 

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Dillon Brooks Fined $35,000 For Shoving Camera Person

Mar 17, 2023 3:43 PM

Dillon Brooks has been fined $35,000 for the unsportsmanlike act of shoving a camera person on the sideline after pursuing a loose ball.

Brooks’ actions occurred with 2:40 remaining in the second quarter of the Grizzlies’ 138-119 loss to the Miami Heat on March 15 at Miami-Dade Arena.

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Trey Lyles Suspended One Game, Brook Lopez Fined $25,000 For Altercation

Mar 15, 2023 12:29 PM

Trey Lyles has been suspended one game without pay and Brook Lopez has been fined $25,000 for their roles in an on-court altercation.

The incident began when Lyles fouled and then pushed Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo in the back. Lopez escalated the situation by confronting Lyles.  Lyles further escalated the situation by striking Lopez in the face and grabbing and holding Lopez around the neck area. 

The incident, for which Lyles was assessed two technical fouls and ejected and for which Lopez was assessed one technical foul and ejected, occurred with 15.4 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Bucks’ 133-124 win over the Kings on Mar. 13 at Golden 1 Center.  

Lyles will serve his suspension on Wednesday, March 15 when the Kings play the Chicago Bulls at United Center.

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Marcus Smart Fined $25,000 For Altercation With Trae Young

Mar 13, 2023 5:36 PM

Marcus Smart has been fined $25,000 for initiating an on-court altercation and pulling Trae Young to the floor.

The incident, for which both players were assessed a technical foul and Smart was ejected, occurred with 1:25 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ 134-125 win over the Hawks on Mar. 11 at State Farm Arena.

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