Referee Kane Fitzgerald ejects Hawks guard DeAndre' Bembry (middle) during the second half. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Photo: Matt York/AP
Photo: Matt York/AP

Bembry, Reddish fined after ejections in loss to Phoenix

In the Hawks’ loss in Phoenix on Thursday, DeAndre’ Bembry was ejected in the third quarter after arguing with a referee and receiving back-to-back technical fouls, and Cam Reddish was ejected in the fourth quarter after committing his second flagrant-1 foul of the game. 

Bembry will be assessed $6,000 in fines — $2,000 for each technical and $2,000 for being ejected. Reddish will be assessed $2,000 for the ejection and now has two flagrant foul points, which are subject to league review where the flagrants can be rescinded or reclassified or a possible fine given. If a player’s total exceeds five points (as part of a sliding scale), there is a one-game suspension. 

The league defines a flagrant-1 foul as “unnecessary contact committed by a player against an opponent.” If a player commits two flagrant- 1 fouls in the same game, they are automatically ejected. 

“It’s unfortunate,” Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said Thursday after the game, referring to having to play short-handed. “We lose DeAndre’ Bembry to techs, and Cam, he’s just trying to be aggressive, and they’re calling flagrants. Just one of those nights the whistle didn’t go our way.”

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