DALLAS – Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is a shy technical foul this season after hitting a threshold to automatically stop a game after being knocked out of Dallas’ 111-99 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
Doncic received his 14th technical foul of the season in the second quarter and 15th with 31 seconds left.
“I will not take another,” Doncic said. – Do not worry.
Doncic, who had 30 points, six rebounds, six assists and six reversals in the loss, said he believed the NBA should cancel both technical fouls called against him on Sunday. The league office overturned a technical foul called against Doncic for yelling an employee’s “I-1
“This is something we informed him about,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said of Doncic’s automatic stop.
Carlisle was also thrown out of the game. He received two technical fouls, which were called within moments by Doncic.
“Look, I set a bad example tonight by taking two,” Carlisle said. “It’s up to me. I apologized to the team after the game for that. That’s not the right example.
“This year I have four techniques; they are all from the same person [referee CJ Washington]. I’m not sure what exactly that says, but there’s a saying, “Reasonable men have a right to disagree.” I will stick to that. “
Doncic’s first technical foul was called on Sunday after he disagreed with offensive team leader Rodney Mott against him with 10:23 left in the second quarter.
“The first technical foul was called after the correct call of an offensive foul and in transition he passed me and shouted:” Damn, no! “While shaking his fists,” Mott told a pool reporter. “Which is a disrespectful response to a judge. It’s unsportsmanlike. “
Doncic admitted that he had told Mott that. “He told me I couldn’t tell him, ‘Damn it,'” Doncic said. “Maybe I can tell others, but not him.” That’s why I have technology. “
Doncic’s second push came during a timeout, with 31.8 seconds left after Kings guard Delon Wright extended Sacramento’s lead to 13 points. Doncic threw the ball to the opposite basket, which is a violation of the rules, although players often make an extra shot after the whistle without incident.
“If you get the technology for that, that’s …,” Doncic said, pausing and shaking his head. “I do not know.”
Mott, who also called it a technical foul, said Doncic threw the ball “out of frustration with shouting” and “openly”. Mott said delaying the game warning would not be appropriate because Doncic committed an unsportsmanlike act.
“We had a timeout and he takes the ball and doesn’t throw it to the nearest employee, he throws the ball along the court, which makes it an unsportsmanlike act,” Mott said. “The rule clearly states that you must pass the ball to the nearest employee.”
Carlisle was called for his second technical second earlier to address an official “in a disrespectful manner, using vulgarity,” Mott said.
Carlisle said he was upset that the judges were ignoring what he considered an “obvious trip” by Wright. “There was no call,” Carlisle said. “That kind was the last straw for me, but we have to move on.”