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Malone fined by NBA for actions after loss at Memphis

Published: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 - 9:54 pm

The NBA announced Sunday Kings head coach Michael Malone has been fined $25,000 for verbal abuse of a game official and not proceeding directly to his locker room following the completion of the game following Friday’s 91-90 loss at Memphis.

Malone was furious over a late call by official Marc Davis with 1.9 seconds to play. Rather than call a foul on Memphis forward Tayshaun Prince, Davis called for a jump ball.

Malone went after Davis right after the final buzzer, meeting him on the court and calling Davis a “coward.”

The Grizzlies gained control of the tip to secure the win.

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