TORONTO — Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey was fined $25,000 for his criticism of the officiating, and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones was suspended for Game 4 for his low blow on Bismack Biyombo.
The NBA announced the fine and suspension on Sunday night.
Casey repeatedly referenced a disparity in foul calls during the Eastern Conference Finals following the Raptors’ 99-84 Game 3 win. The Raptors have been called for 73 personal fouls compared to Cleveland’s 46 fouls in three games.
“I’m not trying to get anybody — it’s over with,” Casey said when asked on Sunday about the officiating. “I said what I had to say last night. I’m not trying to send a message. It was a comment about the game last night, and it’s over with.”
Jones struck Biyombo in the groin on the final possession of the game with 17.6 seconds left, leaving Biyombo doubled over in pain on the floor in front of the Cavs bench even after the game ended.
“I got hit in an area that I wasn’t supposed to get hit on, or a private area, so to speak,” Biyombo said after Game 3. “Whenever the league has a chance, they probably want to take a look at that. That’s all I can say on that one.”