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Patrick Patterson Fined $10,000 for Publicly Complaining About Officiating

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Patrick Patterson has been fined $10,000 for publicly complaining about the officiating during the 2017-18 season.

The NBA handed down the punishment Sunday.

It stems from a post Patterson made on Twitter, writing Saturday: “There needs to be some kind of consequence for their downright awfulness rather than pointless apologies from their bosses. #dobetter.”

The tweet comes on the heels of a blown call that cost the Thunder the game against Milwaukee on Friday night in Oklahoma City.

Source: Associated Press via ESPN

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Dirk Nowitzki Passes Wilt Chamberlain on All-Time Scoring List

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Dirk Nowitzki has reclaimed the No. 6 spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, passing Wilt Chamberlain on Monday night in what will probably be the final major milestone of his legendary career.

Nowitzki, the longtime face of the Dallas Mavericks franchise who is playing his 21st and likely final season, spent a few years as the sixth-leading scorer in NBA history before LeBron James passed him earlier this season. He entered Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans needing four points to pass Chamberlain, who scored 31,419 points in his Hall of Fame career, and accomplished the feat by swishing his first two shots of the night.

Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN

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Milwaukee Bucks will sign guard Tim Frazier and waive forward Christian Wood in aftermath of Malcolm Brogdon foot injury, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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Sources: Portland guard CJ McCollum has a popliteus strain in his left knee. He will be re-examined in a week.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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