The two technical fouls that led to Trae Young’s ejection against the Bulls on Sunday will not be rescinded, according a person in the NBA familiar with the situation.
The league routinely issues a report with updated numbers of technical fouls received by players and coaches. On occasion, after league review, technical fouls are rescinded. In its report dated March 6, Young has six technical fouls this season, up from the four he had entering the game against the Bulls. That number will remain six, according on the person familiar with the situation.
The second technical foul received by Young in the Hawks’ 123-118 victory came in the third quarter. The call was considered questionable as it came after Young stared down the Bulls’ Kris Dunn following a made 3-pointer. The referee told a pool reporter following the game that Young received the technical foul for taunting. The call led to Young’s ejection with 9:20 remaining in the third quarter and the Hawks leading 78-62.
Young and Dunn were issued double technical fouls with 5:41 remaining in the first quarter. At a time out, Young appeared to brush Dunn with an elbow as they walked by each other and the Bulls guard responded by pushing Young in the head.
“I play with a lot of flair,” Young told reporters after the game. “I play with a lot of energy, a lot of emotion, have fun. For me, I hit a shot and I just looked. I didn’t say anything. It was just a look.”
Young finished with 18 points and five assists in his 18 minutes before he was ejected. The incident came after Young scored 49 points in a four overtime home loss to the Bulls two days earlier, with many of the points coming while being guarded by Dunn.
The two technical fouls cost Young $5,000. Players are fined $2,000 for each of their first five technical fouls, $3,000 for Nos. 6-10 and $4,000 for Nos. 11-15. A 16th technical foul results in a $5,000 fine and one-game suspension.
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