Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for comments about the officiating following his team’s loss at Minnesota on Friday.
The Cavs attempted a mere nine free throws in the 91-73 defeat, while the Timberwolves managed 35 attempts.
“I’m trying to figure out a way to say this without getting fined: It was that bad, it really was,” Scott said after the game. “I understand we’re playing in Minnesota, but 35-9? We went to the basket just as much as they did.”
The game served to break Anderson Varejao’s streak of consecutive double-doubles. Scott, coaching a relatively inexperienced roster, has become more vocal as of late regarding his team — specifically rookies Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller — not getting the benefit of foul calls early on.
“A foul is a foul,” he said following the team’s loss to Chicago last Wednesday.