Julius Randle was fined $50,000 by the NBA after calling the referee
New York – Knicks striker, Julius Randlewas fined $50,000 by the NBA on Sunday for pushing the Suns forward, Cam Johnson, making contact with a referee who was trying to break up a quarrel. Also for his refusal to participate in the subsequent investigation.
Randle and Johnson both received technical errors after pushing and exchanging words in the third-quarter crash of the Phoenix’s 115-114 win over the Knicks on Friday night. Their dismissal was ruled, but when Randall tasked him with pushing Johnson again, he was fired.
Johnson responded with an impressive performance in the final quarter, making it to the 3rd pointer with time running out and finishing with a 38-point lead. His ninth 3-pointer in 12 attempts came from 31 feet off the edge, capping a 21-point stretch that includes six 3-pointers.
The Knicks looked headed for a great win on the road before Randle lost his temper in the third quarter which sent him off. Instead, New York blew up a 14-point lead without Randle and lost for the seventh time in a row.