Report: NBA won’t rescind technical fouls called on Chris Paul, Mike D’Antoni in Game 1 vs. Warriors
The NBA reportedly won’t rescind the technical fouls called on Houston Rockets All-Star point guard Chris Paul and head coach Mike D’Antoni in Game 1 of the team’s second round series against the Golden State Warriors, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
The Rockets asked the NBA to rescind them on Monday. Paul was called for two technical fouls and ejected at the end of Game 1. He was fined $35,000 on Tuesday for making contact with an official but not suspended.
D’Antoni was called for a tech after arguing with the refs. The Rockets coach wasn’t happy that the refs weren’t protecting James Harden on his landing.
The first technical foul on Chris Paul on Sunday as well as the technical foul called on Mike D’Antoni will stand, per source. The Rockets sought to have both rescinded.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 29, 2019
This series is off to a flying start. The Warriors won Game 1 by a final score of 104-100. Paul was ejected and D’Antoni and Warriors power forward Draymond Green each picked up a technical foul.
There will be more techs given out in this series. The Rockets and Warriors are always complaining to the referees after seemingly every call. Golden State head coach Steve Kerr told local reporters on Monday he wants his guys to stop complaining, but we’ve heard Kerr say that before.
The Rockets played well in Game 1. They will have combo guard Austin Rivers back in Game 2.
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