Rudy Gobert has been fined $25,000 and head coach Chris Finch has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating.

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Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert has been fined $25,000 and head coach Chris Finch has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating, the NBA announced.

Gobert and Finch made their comments to the media following the Timberwolves' 107-100 loss to the Phoenix Suns on March 29 at Footprint Center.

"It's bulls**t. Bulls**t. It's not fair. It's really not fair," Gobert said. "Every night. I've been in this league for 10 years and I try to always give the benefit of the doubt, but it's hard for me to think they're not trying to help them win tonight. It's hard for me to think they didn't try to help the Warriors win the other night or Sacramento Kings the other night. It's just so obvious.

"We work so hard to be in a position to compete with the best and we just get manipulated into those situations where it just impacts the game for the other team too much. They know how to do it," Gobert emphasized. "They do it in a lot of different ways. Tonight was another way of doing it. But it's all good. We understand that it's also a business."

"Chicken wing illegal screen by Ayton," Finch said regarding a late-game play. "And they give Booker the and-one on the floater with minimal contact, if at all. Then they call a bunch of illegal screens down on the other end. But weren't illegal screens. They were physical plays. Durant leads with his elbow into Rudy's face, which is something that happens all around the league, right? Then, somehow, they tag Rudy for it."

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