Video: Dwane Casey yells ‘f— you’ to Hawks coaches after game
Things got quite testy on Friday night during the closing seconds of the Toronto Raptors’ 111-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Raptors head coach Dwane Casey was seen yelling a barrage of f-bombs in the direction of Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer’s bench.
Raptors rookie forward stole a pass from Hawks guard Isaiah Taylor and threw down a dunk on the other end. The Hawks coaching staff reacted by talking to Anunoby in a way that Casey was clearly unhappy about. According to a tweet tonight from Lori Ewing of The Canadian Press, Casey opened up about the exchange after the game.
“I’m going to stick up for my guys every time,” coach Casey said.
Also in a tweet from Blake Murphy of Raptors Republic, Casey said that there was no ill intent to run up the score on Anunoby’s dunk. Casey was also complimentary of coach Budenholzer and said that his outburst was a heat of the moment thing.
When asked about that play, Anunoby said that he was simply just playing to the whistle and didn’t mean any disrespect towards the Hawks.
OG wouldn’t relay what Budenholzer said. Said he was “just playing” and there was no intent with the late dunk. Re Casey having his back, “I’m glad he did that,” with a smirk.
— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) December 30, 2017