Clippers' J.J. Redick is subject to $6,000 fine by the NBA

Comments to referee will cost Clippers' J.J. Redick

J.J. Redick won't be getting that $2,000 back.

Actually, he'll pay the NBA three times that amount.

The Clippers shooting guard acknowledged telling referee Josh Tiven on Monday that he would be repaid for his fine after receiving a technical foul for complaining about Minnesota Timberwolves Coach Flip Saunders wandering onto the court during a dead ball late in the fourth quarter.

Redick was then ejected with 1 minute 6 seconds left in the Clippers' 110-105 victory at the Target Center after telling Tiven he would "get my money back" for the first technical foul.

The NBA reviewed the sequence Tuesday as part of its new full-disclosure policy regarding calls in the final two minutes of close games and concluded Redick deserved both technicals and the resulting ejection.

League officials ruled Redick's technicals were warranted for comments and gestures "contrary to the NBA's respect for the game guidelines," including yelling at Saunders.

Redick said after the game that Saunders, rather than himself, should be subject to league discipline because he directed an expletive at Redick.

"To me, if an owner or a coach goes after a player for no reason, there should be some repercussions for that," Redick said. "I don't know why the player would receive a double technical. I didn't say anything to Flip, I said something to the ref, 'Get him off the court,' which he shouldn't have been on the court in the first place."

Redick is subject to a $2,000 fine for each of his technical fouls and an additional $2,000 fine for his first ejection of the season.

The NBA also determined that its call on Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio falling out of bounds while calling a timeout with 14.9 seconds left was correct.

League officials said three of the late calls it missed in the final two minutes should have gone against the Clippers, including a noncall on Spencer Hawes fouling Andrew Wiggins on a shot; DeAndre Jordan dislodging Adreian Payne from behind during a fight for a rebound; and a traveling call on Minnesota's Gary Neal that was not warranted.

The NBA said its call against the Clippers' Dahntay Jones for fouling Neal with one minute to play should not have been made because Jones did not impede Neal's rate, speed, balance or quickness.

All in the family?

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers' oldest son defended his father from an online jab thrown by super fan Darrell Bailey, a.k.a. Clipper Darrell.

Bailey sent out a tweet last week critical of Rivers' work as the Clippers' president of basketball operations, prompting some strong responses from Jeremiah Rivers.

"@clipperdarrell My Pops Been A Part Of Something Special, You Haven't, Let It Take It Course. #Banner1," Jeremiah Rivers tweeted Monday, referring to his father's NBA title as coach of the Boston Celtics in 2008.

Jeremiah Rivers, who played at Georgetown and Indiana before competing professionally in Serbia and in the Development League, had much more to say.

"My Pops Been President For Half A Season, And You've Determined a Verdict huh? Like Some Judge With His Gavel…" Rivers tweeted. "No Offense Clipper Darrell, But You Don't Know [expletive]. Oh, And Your MisInformed."

Doc Rivers has been in charge of the Clippers' personnel decisions since he arrived in the summer of 2013.

Bailey, known for wearing half red, half blue suits and shouting "Let's go Clippers, let's go!" during games at Staples Center, had tweeted a link to a picture of Doc Rivers along with the message "My name is Doc Rivers and I Dont know what I am doing being the President of Basketball Operations."

Jeremiah Rivers strongly disagreed.

"My Pops Been Running the Ship for 1 Year (This Being His First)… Front Office Mistakes (Doc and Staff), Duely Noted," Rivers tweeted. "But You Need To Chill With All The Blasphemy. As 'Head-Clippers' Fan, You Should Set A Better Example."

CLIPPERS VS. PORTLAND

When: 7:30 PST Wednesday.

Where: Staples Center.

On the air: TV: ESPN, Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330.

Records: Trail Blazers 39-19; Clippers 40-21.

Record vs. Trail Blazers: 2-0.

Update: The Clippers could be without Matt Barnes (hamstring) and Jamal Crawford (calf) in addition to All-Star forward Blake Griffin (elbow), severely depleting their depth against the team one spot above them in the Western Conference standings. Overtaking the Trail Blazers in the standings would be especially meaningful for the Clippers because it would give them home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

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