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Jack fined for verbally abusing official
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On April 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Adi Joseph, USA TODAY Sports
With everyone else focusing on Kobe Bryant’s foot, Jarrett Jack took out his frustration on a referee.
The Golden State Warriors guard was fined $25,000 for verbally abusing an official Friday at the end of a 118-116 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, the same game in which Bryant tore his left Achilles tendon. The NBA announced the fine Sunday.
The exact nature of the verbal abuse is unclear. Jack has become a key crunch-time player and emerging candidate for the sixth man of the year award, but he and the Warriors struggled down the stretch. They blew a nine-point fourth-quarter lead in losing.
Jack committed a crucial turnover when he stepped out of bounds with 29 seconds left and finished with six points on 3-for-9 shooting, though he added eight rebounds and five assists.
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