Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Updated: January 21, 10:30 AM ET
Wallace: 'So many bogus [calls]'
By Chris Forsberg
The NBA fined Boston Celtics forward Rasheed Wallace $35,000 for publicly criticizing game officials following Monday's 99-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
"[The officials] don't like tough defense on [Dirk Nowitzki], so, of course, I get a whole lot of [expletive] calls," Wallace said after Monday's game in which foul trouble limited his minutes. "That's how the story goes, I'm not worried about it. We'll see them again."
The Mavericks made a late third-quarter run with Wallace sidelined with four fouls. Asked if he thought that was the difference in the game, Wallace added, "Actually, I honestly can't remember which one the fourth foul was, there was so many bogus [calls], but I'm not worried about it."
Wallace was fined $30,000 earlier this season for critical comments on the officiating after Boston's 116-103 victory over Toronto in November.
Wallace's latest fine was announced Wednesday by NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson.
Chris Forsberg covers the Celtics for ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter.