Raptors coach Darko Rajakovic fined $25K US for rant towards referees

Toronto Raptors head coach Darko Rajakovic has been fined $25,000 US by the NBA for publicly criticizing the officiating.

Rajakovic was punished for a prolonged rant after Toronto’s 132-131 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday.

He was indignant that referees gave the Lakers 23 free throws to the Raptors two within the fourth quarter.

Rajakovic stated that the disparity in calls was “outrageous” and that the referees and the NBA ought to be ashamed of what occurred.

Toronto misplaced beginning centre Jakob Poeltl to an ankle sprain earlier than the sport, making them shorthanded within the paint.

Lakers centre Anthony Davis scored 20 of his 41 factors within the fourth quarter whereas going 11 for 11 on the line within the last interval.

Davis shot 14 of the Lakers’ 36 free throws within the recreation, whereas the complete Toronto roster shot solely 13.

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