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Magic’s Michael Carter-Williams and Terrence Ross fined for verbally abusing refs

Michael Carter-Williams in Magic-Hawks

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 03: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks fouls Michael Carter-Williams #7 of the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on March 3, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

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Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert drew the most attention for criticizing referees Wednesday.

Magic players Michael Carter-Williams and Terrence Ross were the ones fined for it, though.

NBA release:

Orlando Magic guard Michael Carter-Williams and guard-forward Terrence Ross have each been fined $15,000 for verbal abuse of game officials and failing to leave the court in a timely manner, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred at the conclusion of the Magic’s 115-112 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on March 3

Orlando blew a 16-point lead in the final six minutes, which probably explains Carter-Williams’ and Ross’ frustration.