Raptors' DeRozan fined $15K for criticizing officials
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for criticizing the officials after his team's 127-125 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.
"It's frustrating being out there feeling like you're playing 5-on-8," DeRozan said postgame. "Some of those calls were terrible, period."
DeRozan and the Raptors were on the wrong end of several controversial calls and non-calls down the stretch against the Warriors. The 28-year-old was particularly incensed when a loose ball that went out of bounds next to the Warriors bench led to a video review that awarded Golden State possession with three seconds remaining.
DeRozan scored 42 points in the contest and is averaging 25.4 points, 5.0 assists and 4.2 rebounds this season.
DeRozan was fined $25,000 last week for a verbal altercation that took place shortly after the Raptors' 90-89 loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday concluded.
--Field Level Media