San Francisco (USA), .- The base of the Rockets of Houston, Chris Paul, was fined on Monday with $ 35,000 (€ 31,286) for having made contact and face an aggressive and reckless referee during the first match of the semifinals that the Texas team plays against the Golden State Warriors.
The announcement of the fine was made this Monday by the NBA after they also made known all the mistakes committed by the referees in the two minutes of the game in favor of the Warriors, who ultimately won by 104-100.
The incident occurred in the absence of 4.4 seconds to conclude the game and Paul Klay Thompson escort removed the ball without the referees to appoint staff.
Paul considered the opposite and went straight to referee Josh Tiven to argue and make physical contact while protesting.
The base of the Rockets immediately received the technical foul that was the second of the game and had to go automatically to the locker room expelled.
According to the two minutes of final report offered by the NBA, the decision of the referees was correct, although the ball had to have been possession of the Rockets.
The Texans also presented a full report on how the seventh game of the Western Conference finals last year they lost against the Warriors was refereed and the referees always acted against them.
The NBA has not wanted to accept the methodology that the Rockets use to assess the performance of referees and their impact on the final score of a match.
While Paul acknowledged this afternoon before the training with the team ahead of the second game that will be played on Tuesday, he never thought he had made contact with the referee and that if it occurred it was “accidental”.
“The reality is that I have to have better control of my emotions at the decisive moments,” said Paul. “If I had not committed the two technical fouls I would not have put my team in these situations, although all the matches will be emotional, if I do not express those emotions it will not be me, but I definitely have to do a better job.” (EFE)