NBA Revoked Luka Doncic’s 16th Technical Foul

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NBA Revoked Luka Doncics 16th Technical Foul

Luka Doncic, a star player for the Dallas Mavericks, was assessed his 16th technical foul of the season on Sunday during a game that his team lost 110-104 to the Charlotte Hornets. But, the NBA overturned the foul on Monday afternoon.

Should the technical foul not have been removed from his total, he would have been subject to a one-game ban and been unable to play against the Indiana Pacers on Monday.

In a pool report written after the game on Sunday, Crew Chief Kevin Scott stated that Doncic used “a profanity directed at the officials in protest to a no-call that was correctly judged in a postgame video review.” This statement was made in response to the official’s decision not to call a foul.

The technical foul should not have been called, according to Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd, who believes the call should be overturned.

After the game, Doncic was not made available for any interviews whatsoever.

The Dallas Mavericks’ chances of making the postseason are diminishing overall. Even though Doncic scored 40 points during the game, Charlotte was able to come out on top and hand Dallas its second loss to the Hornets in as many days.

The Mavericks entered the day with a 36-39% record, tied with Oklahoma City for the 10th-best record in the Western Conference. Nevertheless, the Mavericks did not have a chance to participate in the play-in tournament since the Thunder had the head-to-head tiebreaker.

“It’s terrible that we let these two games go, and we have to figure out a way to stop the bleeding,” Kidd said, adding that he wasn’t thrilled with the team’s defensive effort. “We have to figure out a way to stop the bleeding,” Kidd said.

The loss for Dallas brings their record to 7-13 since the point guard was acquired in a trade. Kyrie Irving led Dallas in scoring with 18 points.

Irving said, “Losing in basketball is extremely aggravating, especially when we have as great a squad as we do.”

According to the guard for the Mavericks, Tim Hardaway Jr., “the desire to win has to be at an all-time high right now.”… It wasn’t until the second half, but it was too late, just like the previous match.”

In the grand scheme, Doncic has been called for the third most technical fouls in the NBA, trailing only Memphis’ Dillon Brooks (18) and Atlanta’s Trae Young (16).