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As the Orlando Magic prepare to face the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, the emotional power forward plans to avoid talking to referees after questionable calls and non-calls.
Davis received a technical foul in each of Orlando's last four games for complaining to referees.
"I'm not going to say 'Hi,' " he pledged. "I'm not going to say, 'How are you doing?' I'm just going to come here and play. That's it because it's been messing up my game, messing up the flow of my game, and I've got to grow up."
Davis' tech midway through the third quarter of the Magic's loss to the Detroit Pistons on Sunday raised his technical-foul count this season to five and left him on the hook for a total of $10,000 in accumulated fines. Additional techs will result in more stringent fines. Players don't receive an automatic one-game suspension until they commit their 16th technical in a given season.
Coach Jacque Vaughn, who hasn't picked up a technical this season, can't be happy about Davis' recent techs. As one of two Magic co-captains, Davis is supposed to set an example to the team's younger players. The techs also can cost the team points, of course, but the Pistons missed the free throw that stemmed from Davis' tech Sunday night.
Davis is 6 feet 9 and 289 pounds, and he indicated he doesn't get the calls he wants because of his bulldozing style and his size.
"You can't just think that I am stronger than everybody else," he said. "If people foul you, they foul you. You know what I mean? Yeah, I don't jump high. I go straight to the rim. But I'm not going to complain if there's not a foul. The refs know that. But I've got to blend in with the game and let them do what they need to do. So I just need to shut up."