NEW YORK -- Detroit forward Rasheed Wallace was fined $20,000 by the NBA on Friday for his public criticism of the officiating in the Pistons' loss in Miami on Thursday night in the Eastern Conference finals.
The league said Wallace also used "inappropriate language" to
"Had to put up with extra help they had out there," Wallace said after the Heat's 88-76 victory.
Although he has been more restrained since being traded from
Portland to Detroit last season, Wallace has been one of the NBA's
most penalized players in his 10 seasons in the NBA, drawing well
over 200 technical fouls.