Cavs’ Tyronn Lue will not be fined for criticizing officials in Game 1 vs. Warriors
The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, and most fans around the world (other than Warriors fans, of course) felt like the officials played a significant part in the final outcome of the game, a 124-114 Golden State victory.
After the game, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue went on a mini-rant in his press conference, saying that the Cavs were robbed and that, “It ain’t right.”
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 1, 2018
On Friday night, the NBA announced that Lue would not be penalized for his criticism of the officiating after Game 1, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
Tyronn Lue will not be fined for his postgame comments about the officiating after Game 1 of the NBA Finals, a league source told ESPN.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) June 2, 2018
Lue is probably lucky he isn’t fined for his postgame comments, but no one can really blame him for what he had too say.
The NBA also announced that Cavs forward Tristan Thompson will not be suspended for Game 2 of the NBA Finals, but was issued a $25,000 fine for ‘failure to leave the court in a timely manner’ following his flagrant two and ejection. On top of that, the flagrant two was downgraded to a flagrant one foul.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) June 2, 2018
More to come…