The NBA fined Boston Celtics forward Rasheed Wallace $35,000

The NBA fined Boston Celtics forward Rasheed Wallace $35,000 for publicly criticizing game officials following Monday’s 99-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

“[The officials] don’t like tough defense on [Dirk Nowitzki], so, of course, I get a whole lot of [expletive] calls,” Wallace said after Monday’s game in which foul trouble limited his minutes. “That’s how the story goes, I’m not worried about it. We’ll see them again.”

The Mavericks made a late third-quarter run with Wallace sidelined with four fouls. Asked if he thought that was the difference in the game, Wallace added, “Actually, I honestly can’t remember which one the fourth foul was, there was so many bogus [calls], but I’m not worried about it.”

Wallace was fined $30,000 earlier this season for critical comments on the officiating after Boston’s 116-103 victory over Toronto in November.

Wallace’s latest fine was announced Wednesday by NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson.

You may also like...