Cleveland Cavaliers mentor J.B. Bickerstaff was fined $15,000 by the NBA for scrutinizing the authorities following Sunday night’s misfortune to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Annoyed about irregularity in calls and the Sixers getting 42 free tosses, Bickerstaff said the game “was taken” from the Cavs, who are attempting to clutch the No. 7 play-in spot with seven days left in the ordinary season.
Bickerstaff additionally was vexed that a foul wasn’t approached Sixers star Joel Embiid in the end seconds of Philadelphia’s 112-108 success. Cavs monitor Darius Laurel was knock on a layup with the Cavs somewhere near a point.
On the two-minute report delivered Monday, the association concurred with Bickerstaff and said Embiid ought to have been required a foul.
Nonetheless, Bickerstaff was generally irritated by the free-toss inconsistency as the Sixers endeavored 42 free tosses to 31 for the Cavs. Embiid went to the line multiple times, and Elite player forward James Solidify endeavored 12.
“We had the right to dominate that match. That game was taken from us. We had the right to win it,” Bickerstaff said Sunday. “We worked effectively protectively, of causing their two best players to struggle from the field.
“However, one thing you can’t guard is the free-toss line. Furthermore, that is silly. That is ridiculous. Our folks merit way better compared to what they got this evening.”
The Cavs are at Orlando on Tuesday night.