DALLAS — MavericksThe NBA announced Sunday that they were fined $100,000 for “continuing violations of league rules regarding team benches decorum”.
This is the third time this season that the Mavericks were fined for bench decorum violations. The total fines amount to $175,000 and have been doubled on each occasion.
The league office stated that multiple times in the Mavs' Game 2 defeat to the Wizards were mentioned in their statement. Golden State Warriors“Several players and one member of the coaching team stood for an extended amount of time in the Mavericks’ team bench area, remained away from the team benches, and were either on or encroaching onto the playing court during game play.”
After a Game 2 loss, and a game 7 win against the Mavericks, similar infractions were assessed to them. Phoenix SunsIn the Western Conference semifinals. The Mavs were clear that they didn't intend to reduce the excitement from the two-way player. Theo Pinson, injured guard Tim Hardaway Jr. und the rest of their bench.
Kidd stated, “The league is concerned about the wrong things,” after the first penalty was assessed. “You have millionaires cheering each other on. This doesn't happen in our society. It's special to see teammates cheering on their teammate. Sometimes we can get too focused on the wrong things. When you see people who spend a lot of time cheering on their team or their employees, it's clear what sport is all for. That's why we get fined. It's going towards charity. We're seeing the wrong thing.
The game was impacted by the Mavs' reserve team being on their feet one time in Game 2. The Warriors committed turnover Stephen CurryPinson, who was standing in the same color as Golden State's uniform, mistakenly passed it to Pinson.
Steve Kerr, Warriors coach said Saturday that he didn't mind it as long as the game was not interrupted. It's fine with me. Dallas' bench is always energetic, talking trash and getting into it. It is something I love. That's what I believe fans want to see. Fans want to see a team that cares, and energy and chemistry. It's something I love, but it can interfere with the game.
“So that's what I'm concerned about. If there's a play that… is there a person standing up calling out for the ball? That's a bit excessive. It is a lot of fun. It's wonderful.