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NBA: Grizzlies' David Fizdale fined $30,000 for rant against officials

NBA: Grizzlies' David Fizdale fined $30,000 for rant against officials

The NBA fined Grizzlies Coach David Fizdale $30,000 on Wednesday for his rant against the officiating in Memphis’ 96-82 loss to San Antonio in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

The Spurs lead the series 2-0 heading into Game 3 on Thursday night in Memphis, Tenn.

Fizdale blasted the officiating during his postgame news conference Monday night. Fizdale called the work of veteran crew Danny Crawford, Rodney Mott and Bill Spooner “unprofessional” and “unacceptable” before slamming his fist on a table and storming off.

After initially saying he needed to “have a glass of wine on the plane” to analyze what happened, Fizdale unleashed a nearly two-minute tirade...

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