Wednesday , Mar , 02 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Arenas fined for critical remarks

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Washington Wizards point guard Gilbert Arenas
was fined $7,500 for remarks critical of the officiating after a loss to
Sacramento on Sunday.

Arenas paced all players and tied his career-best with 43 points, but it was
his foul that sent Kings guard Cuttino Mobley to the line with 1.5 seconds to
play. Mobley sank two free throws to help Sacramento escape with a thrilling
110-108 victory.

After the game, Arenas complained about not getting to the line more. He
attempted seven free throws, but indicated that wasn’t enough.

Arenas currently ranks fifth in the NBA with a 25.5 points per game scoring
average and was named an Eastern Conference All-Star this season.

The fourth-year pro was selected by Golden State with the 31st overall
selection in the 2001 NBA Draft. He played two seasons with the Warriors
before signing as a restricted free agent with the Wizards prior to the
2003-04 season.

Arenas played two seasons at the University of Arizona, averaging 15.8 points,
3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 70 games. He ranked 25th on the Arizona
career scoring list with 1,105 points when he left school, becoming just
the sixth player in school history to reach the 1,000 point plateau as a
sophomore.

WAS