SAN FRANCISCO – The Houston Rockets Guardian, Chris Paul, has been fined $ 35,000 for being "aggressively confronted with a game officer," the NBA announced on Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred with 4.4 seconds in the rockets. 104-100 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Sunday Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Paul, who received his second technical foul and was automatically ejected, grazed the referee Josh Tiven while he argued that Warriors' guard Klay Thompson had a ball foul on him. After Thornon's last two-minute report, Thompson's non-call was correct.
Pauls ejection also matched the record for the total ejections in the NBA playoffs of 12 of 1993-94 and 2002-03 – – The last time the total reached double-digit.
The playoffs have averaged 6.3 appearances in 28 seasons since they were first tracked in the postseason 1991/92. In the entire postseason of last year, there were only three.
Paul claimed after the game that he knew no contact with an official. Before Monday on Monday he said that every contact was "accidental".
However, Paul acknowledged that he needed to control his emotions better.
"I definitely have to be better," Paul said. "I should not have got these technicians and put my team in those situations, but the game will always be emotional, if I'm not emotional, I'm not me, but I definitely have to be better for myself." team.
Information from ESPN Stats & Information was used in this report.