Wizards’ Bradley Beal to talk to NBA in hopes of getting 2nd technical foul vs. Mavs rescinded
Bradley Beal intends to speak to the league office on Thursday in hopes of getting his second technical foul rescinded, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. The Washington Wizards star was hit with two consecutive technicals during the season-opener against the Dallas Mavericks after getting a little too close to Luka Doncic.
Beal was hoping to stop a pick-and-roll action between Doncic and newcomer Kristaps Porzingis, but playing too physical to the referees’ liking, and earned his second tech at the 1:09 mark of the fourth quarter for waving off the official.
The Wizards star shook players’ hands and even hugged Doncic on his way out as a sign of good spirits, but head coach Scott Brooks and many other were left bewildered at the refs’ decision.
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Some might argue Beal was playing ultra-aggressive against Doncic, who had torched the Wizards for 34 points and nine rebounds in a 108-100 win. Washington was on the comeback trail after a strong second and third quarters from the Mavs, but their 15-point fourth-quarter differential made no difference down the road with Doncic dominating the ball at the end of the game.
Beal can’t make up for the minute he missed in this game, but can hope to keep some money in his wallet by appealing the decision and getting it overturned. The All-Star had a strong all-around game, but a putrid shooting night, scoring 19 points on 7-of-25 shooting and 1-of-11 from deep, while racking up six rebounds, nine assists, and three steals before his exit.