WASHINGTON -- The NBA fined Washington Wizards guard John Wall $25,000 on Wednesday for inappropriate interaction with an official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after he was ejected from a game on Monday.
Monday's incident happened in the final minute of the Wizards' 114-106 loss to the Houston Rockets, when official Marc Davis gave Wall a technical foul for bumping him. Davis said he told Wall to "watch himself" and that Wall "looked over his shoulder and used vulgarity and inappropriate language."
Wednesday's tossing occured with 5:24 left of the game.
"Just me being frustrated," Wall said after Wednesday's game. "My finger was bleeding the whole game, got stepped on on purpose, drove to the basket a couple times didn't get calls and the play before I [hit Smart], I was dribbling and got smacked right across the face. I just let my frustrations get the best of me."
Wall later posted a message on social media saying: "Just want to take a moment to apologize to my coaches, teammates and fans for losing my cool tonight. The last thing I would ever want to do is to let you all down. I love and respect this game to much."
It was his fifth career ejection.
"We have to keep our composure,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.