DeMar DeRozan Rips Refs After Warriors Game: 'Felt Like We Were Playing 5-on-8'

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Bleacher Report—Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan had critical comments about the officiating following Saturday's 127-125 loss against the Golden State Warriors. Per Eric Koreen of The Athletic, DeRozan said it felt like the Raptors "were playing 5-on-8" against the Warriors and referees. Many in the Raptors locker room shared their frustration with the officiating. Per freelance NBA writer Alex Wong, Raptors center Jakob Poeltl said "no comment" when asked about a block he had against Stephen Curry that was...

DeMar DeRozan Fined $15,000 for Criticizing Officials After Warriors Game. Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for saying it felt like the Raptors were "playing 5-on-8" during their 125-123 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer passed along word of the punishment for "public criticism of the officiating." "It's frustrating being out there feeling you playing 5-on-8," DeRozan told reporters after the game. "Some of those calls were terrible....