Transcript: NBA Referee Josh Tiven Comments to Pool Reporter after Pistons – Hawks Game
February 22, 2019
Pool Reporter Transcript
Crew Chief Josh Tiven
Postgame – Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks
NBA Crew Chief Josh Tiven met with pool reporter Amy Jinkner-Lloyd of the Associated Press after the game between the Pistons and the Hawks tonight. Here is a transcript of that interview.
Q: Why did Blake Griffin get the second technical, which resulted in his ejection?
A: “After his three-point basket, Blake yells in a taunting manner at the Atlanta bench, using vulgarity. This was seen and heard by the official, and Blake received a taunting technical foul, which was his second of the game. Therefore he was ejected.”