The NBA has fined Toronto coach Nick Nurse $50,000 US for throwing his facemask within the aid of the scorer’s desk and toward the stands, plus for directing profanity toward game officials before leaving the bottom at the end of a game Friday night.
The NBA has handed Raptors head coach Nick Nurse a $50,000 US pleasing for his actions in Toronto’s 115-112 loss to the Utah Jazz on Friday night at Amalie Arena.
Nurse used to be fined for throwing his face conceal within the aid of the scorer’s desk and toward the spectator stands, and for directing profanity toward game officials before exiting the court docket, NBA govt vice-president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe acknowledged Sunday in a launch.
“I precise hope the money goes to a precise living off,” Nurse acknowledged in a pre-game availability before Sunday night’s game in Cleveland.
The incident passed off after Pascal Siakam overlooked a 3-level strive at the buzzer that would contain tied the sport.
WATCH | Raptors fall shut game to Jazz:
Pascal Siakam misses but every other to ship the sport to time previous regulation as Toronto falls to Utah 115-112, Donovan Mitchell game-high 31 facets. 1: 26
Nurse watched the final play whereas squatting reach the sideline. When the ball rattled around the rim before falling out, Nurse ripped off his facemask and flung it over the desk and towards the boards.
About a of us contain been stationed nearby but fans contain been no longer within the pickle as courtside seats in that share are tarped off.
“At present time is a brand fresh day and I’ve obtained to enact a wiser job,” Nurse acknowledged. “It is a fancy job to enact [while] wearing a conceal [but] I’ve obtained to enact better with it. I indubitably respect the protocols and why we’re doing all that stuff.
“It is precise refined to keep up a correspondence whenever you’re wearing a conceal in a game that is obtained music and fan noise and all kinds of issues that you’re attempting to enact. I’ve precise obtained to enact a wiser job with that.”
WATCH | VanVleet nails buzzer-beater at half of:
Raptors’ Fred VanVleet nails a deep shot as the halftime buzzer sounds in game towards Jazz. 0: 33
The Jazz took 41 free throws, in comparison with the Raptors’ 14. After the sport, Nurse acknowledged it “precise did no longer seem delight in they contain been going to let us remove tonight,” without offering specifics.
The 27-shot distinction in free throw attempts between the teams used to be the 2d excellent within the NBA this season, topped by the 28-shot distinction Houston had over Golden Squawk on Wednesday.
Entering play Sunday, the Raptors contain been taking pictures 4.5 fewer free throws per game than opponents this season, the 2d-excellent disparity within the league. Chicago takes 5 fewer per game than its opponents.