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Cleveland Coach Byron Scott fined for criticizing officials

Scott is ordered to pay $25,000 after he complained about uneven number of free throws assessed in game against Minnesota.

December 09, 2012
  • Byron Scott complained about uneven number of free throws against Minnesota, and is now $25,000 poorer for it.
Byron Scott complained about uneven number of free throws against Minnesota,… (Danny Johnston / Associated…)

Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Byron Scott has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officiating following a 91-73 loss at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

The Cavaliers attempted just nine free throws to Minnesota's 35, and Scott said the officiating was "that bad." He said: "I mean I understand we're playing in Minnesota, but 35-9, we went to the basket just as much as they did."

The NBA announced the fine Sunday.

Celtics' Wilcox fined

Chris Wilcox of the Boston Celtics has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for making an obscene gesture toward fans during a game.

The incident occurred with 8:47 left in regulation during the Celtics' 95-94 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday night.

The league announced the fine Sunday.

Son of Bobcats' executive waived

Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins says the team has waived his son Cory Higgins and signed forward Jeff Adrien.

Higgins was in his second season with the Bobcats. He had career averages of 3.7 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 10.3 minutes in 44 games.

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