Friday , Jun , 03 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

NBA fines Rasheed Wallace for outlandish remarks

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace was
fined $20,000 by the National Basketball Association on Friday for his
comments following his team’s Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern
Conference finals.

The outspoken Wallace was reprimanded after his public criticism of
officiating and also the use of inappropriate language, while addressing the
media after Detroit dropped a 88-76 decision to the Heat.

He scored just two points while taking only three shots in 27 minutes of
action.

“They (the league) want there to be a Game 7,” a visibly frustrated Wallace
said after the game.

Miami, which grabbed a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, can now wrap up
the set and advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history
when the teams travel to The Palace for Game 6 on Saturday night.

DET