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Rudy Gobert fined $15,000 after criticizing officials following loss to Heat

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dribbles to the basket past the Miami Heat defense of James Johnson (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec 2, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)

Jazz center Rudy Gobert was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Tuesday afternoon for his public criticism of the officiating following the Jazz’s 102-100 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday.

Gobert was called for a foul on Heat guard Dwyane Wade with 3.2 seconds left in that game, and the resulting free throws broke a tie and ultimately resulted in Miami’s victory. Gobert asserted that the referees had been making foul calls inconsistently throughout the game, pointing to the lack of a foul call on a Donovan Mitchell drive to the hoop on the prior possession.

“I just want it to be consistent, at one point. Every night is the same s---. Every night has been the same s---. If you call something one way, you have to call it the other way," Gobert said. "Once they start doing that, I’m going to have a little more respect. I’m just tired of it. Every game is the same.

“They can’t be deciding the issue of a game just like that," he added. “If you call a foul on the play on D. Wade, Donovan got pushed harder right before. But he’s not Dwyane Wade, it’s fine.”

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