The Pool Report interview was conducted by Anthony Chiang (Miami Herald) with Crew Chief James Williams following tonight’s Lakers at Heat Game.
QUESTION: What did D’Angelo Russell do to warrant an ejection in the third quarter tonight?
WILLIAM: D’Angelo Russell received his first unsportsmanlike technical foul for an overt gesture reacting to a no call involving a potential kick ball. That earned him his first unsportsmanlike technical foul. Following his first unsportsmanlike technical foul, D’Angelo Russell subsequently received his second unsportsmanlike technical foul for disrespectfully addressing a game official with vulgarity and per rule his second unsportsmanlike technical foul resulted in his ejection from the game.
QUESTION: It appeared that D’Angelo Russell was assessed one technical foul and then immediately was ejected. Why were the Heat awarded two technical free throws?
WILLIAMS: Per the previous statement he received two unsportsmanlike technical fouls, not one.