Erik Spoelstra

NBA fines Grizzlies' Fizdale $30,000 for officiating rant

First-year Memphis coach David Fizdale knew the NBA would fine him for criticizing the officiating in the Grizzlies' Game 2 loss to San Antonio.

Didn't matter. This is the time to stand up — or go home.

The Grizzlies trail the Spurs 0-2, and Memphis has no room for errors in any aspect of a game.

"Players in general and coaches pull this card a lot," Fizdale said Wednesday. "I'm not sitting here acting like I'm any more original than any other coach. But you're fighting for your team and you're fighting for your life in the playoffs, and you just don't have room to let things go into the next year.

"The series can be over, so you're always...

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