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Raptors' Johnson ejected from game in Portland

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Raptors' Johnson ejected from game in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Toronto's Amir Johnson threw his mouthpiece at an official and had to be restrained by teammates after he was ejected from the Raptors' 92-74 loss to the Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Johnson and referee David Jones both tugged at the ball following a Portland free throw with 5:05 left in the third quarter. After Jones ejected him and started to walk away, Johnson threw his mouthpiece in Jones' direction

Fellow players had to restrain Johnson before he was escorted from the floor.

Johnson said he has a habit of rubbing the ball before handing it to the ref during free throws. While it appeared that the two had words, Johnson claimed nothing much was said.

He said he got frustrated when he wasn't given an explanation for the ejection.

``I guess the ref didn't let me have the ball so we kind of got into a tug of war,'' Johnson said. ``No words were really said and he rejected me out of the game and I kind of lost my cool from there.''

Johnson, a reserve forward/center, is averaging 7.3 points and 5.4 rebounds this season. He finished the game with four points and four rebounds in just over 10 minutes.

The Raptors needed him in the game after starters Andrea Bargnani and Kyle Lowry both left with injuries. Toronto was already without forward Linas Kleiza because of a sore right knee.

Raptors coach Dwane Casey said the reaction was uncharacteristic for Johnson.

``I don't know what happened with Amir. He kind of lost his mind there for a little bit,'' Casey said. ``I told him we can't have that on a night where we're short-handed and we're in a situation where we're scrambling. We just gotta have more discipline than that.''

Johnson agreed that it was unusual for him to act out.

``My teammates know me, my parents know me ... I never lose my cool. I never said anything to a ref or got mad,'' he said. ``The only techs I've gotten were for hanging on the rim or slapping the backboard.''

Johnson, who is in his eighth NBA season, is likely looking at a fine from the league for the incident. Following the game, however, he was contrite.

``I think it was just really childish. It was something that didn't need to happen,'' Johnson said. ``I lost my cool and I apologize on my part.''

Charlie Moore scores 20 to lift DePaul past Georgetown

Charlie Moore scores 20 to lift DePaul past Georgetown

CHICAGO -- Charlie Moore had 20 points as DePaul broke its eight-game losing streak, topping Georgetown 74-68 on Saturday night.

Moore hit 8 of 10 foul shots. He added seven assists.

Romeo Weems had 19 points for DePaul (14-13, 2-12 Big East Conference). Paul Reed added 12 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. Jaylen Butz had 10 points.

Terrell Allen had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Hoyas (15-12, 5-9). Jamorko Pickett added 19 points and seven rebounds. Jagan Mosely had 13 points.

The Blue Demons leveled the season series against the Hoyas with the win. Georgetown defeated DePaul 76-72 on Feb. 8. DePaul takes on Xavier on the road on Tuesday. Georgetown plays No. 19 Marquette on the road on Wednesday.

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Wizards District Gaming takes JBM with No.1 pick in 2020 NBA 2K League Draft

Wizards District Gaming takes JBM with No.1 pick in 2020 NBA 2K League Draft

Sixty eight gamers' lives changed on Saturday night. 

One of those very lucky individuals was Jack Mascone, who was selected by Wizards District Gaming with the No.1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. 

Wizards’ managing partner Ted Leonsis had a special message for the point guard from New York, who joins the Monumental Sports & Entertainment family. 

“On behalf of the Wizards, Mystics and Go-Go we’d like to welcome JBM to the Monumental basketball family. Congratulations on your hard work paying off. We’re excited to have you run the District with us,” Leonsis said.

Wizards District Gaming also drafted small forward Justin Howell in the second round, No. 30 overall, small forward Antonio Newman, No. 37, and utility Brandon Richardson at No. 51 in the third round. 

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