NBA fines Isaiah Thomas $25K for bumping referee

first_img‘People evacuated on their own’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Near-death experience gives Naomi Osaka perspective More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Washington Wizards (R) and Scott Brooks of the Washington Wizards look on against the Denver Nuggets during the second half at Capital One Arena on January 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. AFPNEW YORK — Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for inappropriate contact with a referee in a 122-103 home loss to Portland on Friday.Thomas received a technical foul and was ejected for the incident, which took place 88 seconds into the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Kogut, 40, moved from Ukraine to the United States with his family seven days after he was born in Kiev.Thomas, 30, is averaging 13.0 points and 4.4 assists a game for the Wizards, who at 10-24 are 5 1/2 games behind Orlando for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall LATEST STORIES The 30-year-old American was being double covered by Portland’s Carmelo Anthony and Damian Lillard along the sideline. He battled for control of the ball with Anthony and moved forward, sticking his arm into the chest of referee Marat Kogut, who was standing out of bounds.The play was reviewed by officials before the ejection was upheld.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Although the contact could have been Thomas trying to steady himself against Kogut rather than push the referee, it made no difference in enforcing rules designed to protect officials.“He made physical contact with a referee,” referee crew chief Mark Ayotte said after the game. “It was definitely just a push during the dead ball contact with the referee.” View comments Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption MOST READlast_img

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