MILWAUKEE – Marcus Morris has been fined $15,000 for “public criticism” of officiating relating to Boston’s 116-92 loss to Milwaukee on Friday night.
Following the loss, Morris was asked about the technical foul he received after some brief words with Bucks forward/center Thon Maker.
Morris was the only player whistled for a technical foul for either team.
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"I can't even speak on it, man," Morris told reporters when asked about the technical foul. "It's been the same (bleep) all year. I'm expecting it. They knew what they wanted before the game started. They knew who they wanted to go after.”
Morris was ejected in a Celtics win over Toronto on March 31, and afterwards tapped the official on his backside as he left the court.
Since then, Morris has sensed officials were giving him the cold shoulder and to a lesser degree, not giving him the same benefit of the doubt or leeway as other players.
After the ejection, Morris took to Twitter to apologize for making contact with an official.
“Sorry @NBA for smacking the ref ass after getting ejected. I see other refs took offense to it. My apologies
— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2)”