Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph fined $25,000 for criticizing officials
Randolph made his comments following the Grizzlies’ 100-92 loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday.
“It’s obvious, it was the refs tonight,” Randolph said, when asked for the game’s turning point. “Eight against five. The game — in the second half — the man was shooting free throws every time. We’re out there playing hard. They’re dictating the game. It can’t be like that, man. We’re out here playing too.”
The Rockets attempted 40 free throws in the game, including 25 by Rockets guard James Harden. The Grizzlies only attempted 20 from the charity stripe.
“It was horrible refereeing — a horrible game they reffed tonight,” Randolph continued. “Awful. They dictated the game. Plain, point simple. They dictated the game. We’re out here working as hard as them. Come on, man.”