Jazz center Rudy Gobert fined $15,000 after criticizing officiating in loss to Heat

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/uth" data-ylk="slk:Jazz">Jazz</a> center <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5197/" data-ylk="slk:Rudy Gobert">Rudy Gobert</a> was fined $15,000 for criticizing the officiating in their loss to the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/mia" data-ylk="slk:Miami Heat">Miami Heat</a> on Sunday. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jazz center Rudy Gobert was fined $15,000 for criticizing the officiating in their loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for comments he made about the officiating following their 102-100 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday.

With the game tied and only 3.2 seconds left on the clock, Gobert was called for a foul that sent Dwyane Wade to the free throw line. Wade made both free throws, giving the Heat the win.

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Gobert was extremely frustrated, mainly because he felt Donovan Mitchell’s drive on the previous possession warranted a foul, but didn’t get one.

“I just want it to be consistent, at one point. Every night is the same s—. Every night has been the same s—,” Gobert said after the game Sunday, via the Salt Lake Tribune. “If you call something one way, you have to call it the other way. Once they start doing that, I’m going to have a little more respect. I’m just tired of it. Every game is the same.

“They can’t be deciding the issue of a game just like that,” Gobert added. “If you call a foul on the play on D. Wade, Donovan got pushed harder right before. But he’s not Dwyane Wade, it’s fine.”

Gobert finished the game with 12 points and 18 rebounds, shooting 5-of-9 from the field.

The 26-year-old is averaging 15.5 points and 12.8 rebounds per game so far this season, his sixth in the league.

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