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Wizards' John Wall fined for 'inappropriate comments' to referees after loss

John WallJohn Wall has been fined $15,000 by the NBA. (McClatchy-Tribune/Getty Images)

The NBA has fined Wizards guard John Wall $15,000 for directing inappropriate comments towards the referees following a 98-85 home loss to the Bobcats on Wednesday.

Wall, 23, is on the books for $7.5 million this season and he inked a five-year, $80 million rookie contract extension last summer.

Although there was no major confrontation between Wall and the officials following the game, the 2010 No. 1 pick was apparently still upset at being called for a foul on Kemba Walker while the Bobcats guard was shooting a three-pointer. That play occurred with 4:33 remaining in the fourth quarter and stretched Charlotte's lead from 83-80 to 87-80 after Walker hit all three free throws, plus a fourth that was awarded when Wizards coach Randy Wittman drew a technical foul for disputing the call.

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"I didn't touch him," Wall said of the foul, according to the Washington Post. "All he did was scream."

When all was said and done, the Bobcats went on an 18-5 closing run to claim the road victory.

Al Jefferson led the Bobcats with a game-high 26 points (on 13-for-20 shooting) and 10 rebounds. Walker finished with 16 points (on 5-for-13 shooting), five assists and three rebounds in  the win.

Wall finished with a team-high 23 points (on 10-for-19 shooting) and four assists. Bradley Beal added 18 points (on 7-for-18 shooting) and three rebounds in a losing effort.

The Bobcats improved to 31-34 with their second straight win. The Wizards dropped to 33-31 with their second consecutive loss.

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