Monday , Mar , 22 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Rockets’ Francis fined $25,000

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Houston Rockets All-Star guard Steve Francis
was fined $25,000 by the league on Monday for his behavior during an interview
on Sunday at ARCO Arena.

Francis used profanity and publicly criticized the game officials while being
interviewed on television at halftime of the Rockets’ 100-95 loss to the
Sacramento Kings.

Francis later apologized for his comments.

In 67 games this season, he is averaging 16.6 points, 6.0 assists and 5.5
rebounds per outing.