Trae Young fined $20,000 for ‘inappropriate language’ toward refs

Hawks guard Trae Young was fined $20,000, the NBA announced Thursday, for directing “inappropriate language” toward a game official following the loss in Dallas on Wednesday night. The game ended in controversy after Young thought he was fouled by Willie Cauley-Stein, as Young fell backward after trying to set a screen. No foul was called, which blew up the Hawks’ final play of the game, their last chance to win it after letting a nine-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter. When approaching a referee after the game, Young was heated and yelling, livid after the no-call. In an interview by…

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