Jeremy Lin, DeMarcus Cousins criticize referees during Warriors-Rockets Game 7

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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban once got fined for criticizing the officiating of a Nets-Clippers game.

Could players get fined for criticizing officiating a game not involving their teams?

Nets guard Jeremy Lin and Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins might put it to the test with their tweets during the Warriors’ Game 7 win over the Rockets last night.

Lin:

Cousins:

Did officiating favor Golden State over Houston? Maybe. I’d want to see a holistic overview of calls and non-calls.

The Warriors definitely got away with some fouls, but so did the Rockets. The referees, to a certain degree, called a loose game overall.