POOL REPORT ON THE TWO TECHNICAL FOULS CALLED ON ROBIN LOPEZ AND THE SECOND TECHNICAL FOUL CALLED ON RUSSELL WESTBROOK IN THE ATLANTA HAWKS/WASHINGTON WIZARDS GAME:
INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY FRED KATZ (THE ATHLETIC) WITH CREW CHIEF MARK AYOTTE FOLLOWING TONIGHT’S ATLANTA HAWKS VS. WASHINGTON WIZARDS GAME
January 29, 2021
QUESTION: WHY WAS THE SECOND TECHNICAL FOUL CALLED ON RUSSELL WESTBROOK?
AYOTTE: “The second technical foul was called on Russ for a physical taunt with an opponent.”
QUESTION: BY PHYSICAL TAUNT YOU MEAN THE PUSH?
QUESTION: WHY DID ROBIN LOPEZ GET TWO TECHNICAL FOULS CALLED ON HIM WHEN HE WAS ON THE BENCH?
AYOTTE: “Robin Lopez got off the bench and walked toward the official using repeated profanity, and two technicals were called and he was ejected.”
QUESTION: WERE THE TWO TECHNICALS CALLED FOR TWO DIFFERENT THINGS?
AYOTTE: “Yes, he repeated the profanity, yes.”