Sanders fined $50k for referee comments

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been fined $50,000 for using a derogatory and offensive term and publicly criticizing the officials during and after Friday’s loss to Miami.

Sanders was ejected late in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee’s 107-94 loss to the Heat — his second ejection in as many games.

After being called for a foul as Miami star LeBron James drove to the basket, Sanders got two quick technicals.

“I can imagine it’s hard for a referee to ref a Miami Heat game,” Sanders said in the locker room after the game. “It’s hard for me to take that sometimes. I feel like things are kind of swayed. Maybe (I should) care a little less.”

Friday was Sanders’ fourth ejection of the season. He was ejected Wednesday in Washington for giving a thumbs-up to each official after being called for a charge late in the fourth quarter.

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