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League Office Fines Byron Scott $25,000 for Criticizing NBA Offficials

The league office dropped the fine hammer on Byron Scott Sunday afternoon. He was issued a $25,000 fine for complaining about referees.

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Byron Scott complained about the officiating after Friday night's loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves. As a result, the league office fined him $25,000. Byron probably had a decent point, as the T-Wolves shot 35 free throws to the Cavaliers' 9 free throws. Regardless, that's a pretty steep price to pay. Here's the full press release:

Cleveland Cavaliers' head coach Byron Scott has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations.

Scott's comments were made after to the Cavalier's 91-73 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, Dec. 7.

Officiating in Cavs games hasn't been great this year and Byron Scott mildly mentions it whenever a reporter asks him about it. I have a feeling we'll be getting a lot more "no comment" answers after he signs this check.