Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan had critical comments about the officiating following Saturday's 127-125 loss against the Golden State Warriors.
Per Eric Koreen of The Athletic, DeRozan said it felt like the Raptors "were playing 5-on-8" against the Warriors and referees.
Many in the Raptors locker room shared their frustration with the officiating.
Per freelance NBA writer Alex Wong, Raptors center Jakob Poeltl said "no comment" when asked about a block he had against Stephen Curry that was...
Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for saying it felt like the Raptors were "playing 5-on-8" during their 125-123 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre.
Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer passed along word of the punishment for "public criticism of the officiating."
"It's frustrating being out there feeling you playing 5-on-8," DeRozan told reporters after the game. "Some of those calls were terrible....
This was the game’s SECOND fight. Wayne Ellington’s layup with .3 seconds to go led the Heat to a 90-89 win over the Raptors, but shortly after the teams saw a second fight break out.
Goran Dragic and DeMar DeRozan got into a scuffle after the Raptor guard’s full-court chuck just missed. They exchanged words and shoved each other before they were separated by teammates and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra.
DeRozan & Dragic get into it at the end, get separated quickly...