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Toronto GM Masai Ujiri and team fined for expletive

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri was fined $35,000 and the team $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for his expletive Saturday talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans before the Raptors’ playoff opener. “People want me to say something about Paul Pierce, but we don’t give a (expletive) about ‘it’,” Ujiri told a cheering crowd outside the Air Canada Centre in an area dubbed Jurassic Park. Ujiri was referring to the Wizards’ veteran who told ESPN he wasn’t worried about the Raptors because “I don’t feel they have the ‘it’ that makes you worried.” NBA commissioner Adam Silver attended the Raptors’ overtime loss in Game 1 of the first-round series. Last year, Ujiri was fined $25,000 by the NBA for ending a speech with an expletive before the postseason opener against Brooklyn. – AP

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