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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.
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