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Cavs coach Byron Scott fined $25,000 for criticism of officials

Scott's wallet will be a little lighter after voicing his displeasure with the officials following Friday night's game.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are continuing their big struggle this season, sitting at 4-17 on the year and just a spot above dead last in the Eastern Conference. Friday night's 91-73 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis seemed like just another bad defeat in an already forgettable season. But after the game, Cavs head coach Byron Scott voiced his displeasure with the officiating and for that, he'll have to cut a $25,000 check to the NBA.

Scott's rub with the officials was the inordinate amount of free throws the Timberwolves got when compared to the Cavaliers. Cleveland attempted just nine free throws compared to the T-Wolves' 35 trips to the charity stripe, 18 of them coming from Kevin Love, who converted 14 of those attempts. Love finished the game with 36 points.

The Cavs will try and snap a five-game losing streak Tuesday when they face the Los Angeles Lakers at home, before taking a trip to Indianapolis to face the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

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