POOL REPORT ON THE THIRD QUARTER TRISTAN THOMPSON EJECTION:
INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY CHRIS FEDOR (Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer) WITH CREW CHIEF KENNY MAUER FOLLOWING TONIGHT’S CLEVELAND CAVALIERS AT MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES GAME
January 17, 2020
QUESTION: Why was Tristan Thompson ejected in the third quarter?
MAUER: “For the physical taunt, slap to the backside of Jae Crowder.”
QUESTION: Did the second technical foul have anything to do with words exchanged between Thompson and Jae Crowder or was it simply the butt slap?
MAUER: “Just simply the butt slap.”
QUESTION: Why did Crowder not receive a second technical foul during that same incident at the free throw line?
MAUER: “Crowder did not say one word during that incident nor did he do anything unsportsmanlike that would have warranted his second technical foul.”
QUESTION: Was the ejection in any way a result of the previous altercation between Thompson and Crowder?
MAUER: “Other than it being Thompson’s second technical foul, no.”