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Sport Celtics' Smart fined $15K for public criticism of officiating

04:45  09 november  2019
04:45  09 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Marcus Smart was right: $ 15 ,000 fine for his criticism of the officials in Charlotte. pic.twitter.com/vQcqQ7eRZv. Despite what Smart would consider questionable officiating , the C's defeated the Hornets 108-87 to improve to 6-1 on the season.

The NBA fined Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart $ 15 ,000 on Saturday for his critical remarks about the officiating in Friday's 119-112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Smart suggested to reporters after the game that the referees gave Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo special treatment when they

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston guard Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for public criticism of the officiating.

Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) defends against Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) © Provided by The Associated Press Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) defends against Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The NBA fined Smart on Friday, a day after his comments following the Celtics' 108-87 victory at Charlotte.

"Really, just, I wish they would call the game the right way," Smart said Thursday night. "A lot of calls that they called, I didn't understand where the fouls were. And it just seems like whenever I get the ball and I'm on offense, I can't get a call. Nobody else is going to protect yourself. You've got to protect yourself. So if that means I've got to lose a little bit of money, then I've got to lose a bit."

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MILWAUKEE – Marcus Morris has been fined $ 15 ,000 for “ public criticism ” of officiating relating to Boston’s 116-92 loss to Milwaukee on Friday night. Following the loss, Morris was asked about the technical foul he received after some brief words with Bucks forward/center Thon Maker.

The NBA fined Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart $ 15 ,000 on Saturday for his critical remarks about the officiating in Friday's 119-112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Smart suggested to reporters after the game that the referees gave Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo special treatment when they

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