NBA: Knicks’ Jennings fined $15,000 after ejection
NEW YORK, United States — New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Sunday for “inappropriate language” directed at a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner when he was tossed from a game.
The incident occurred with 3:20 remaining in the Knicks’ 115-87 loss to the Celtics in Boston on Friday.
Jennings was whistled for two technicals and was ejected from the game in which he wasn’t the only New York player to lose his composure.
Knicks players were whistled for six technical fouls in the contest. Veteran Carmelo Anthony received two in the second quarter and was also ejected from the game.
Although Anthony has said he didn’t think he did anything to warrant being thrown out of the game, Knicks coach Jeff Hornaceck said he had cautioned his players about letting their emotions get the better of them in the face of what they see as poor game officiating.
“There’s going to be nights you get bad calls and you’ve just got to go on fighting and playing, battle through it,” Hornaceck said Saturday in Toronto, where the Knicks fell to the Raptors.
Anthony said in Toronto that he felt that there was “always something” between himself and official Tony Brothers, who slapped him with two quick technicals in the game in Boston after Anthony argued about a loose-ball foul.
“I don’t want to say that it’s personal but I always feel like it’s something,” Anthony said.
“It ain’t personal with me, on my end. I don’t have anything to say to him,” Anthony added when asked if he’d speak to Brothers. “He’ll ref. I’ll play. I’ll keep my mouth shut next time.” CBB
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