SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs star Tim Duncan today said he hopes he and his teammates "get a fair shake" from officials in the wake of referee Joey Crawford's suspension.
N-B-A commissioner David Stern suspended Crawford for his
conduct toward Duncan during a game Sunday against Dallas.
The suspension will last at least through the N-B-A finals.
Duncan, following practice today, said he didn't do anything to
invoke the reaction that Crawford gave him.
Crawford ejected Duncan after calling a second technical foul on
the Spurs star while the player was laughing on the bench.
Duncan says Crawford looked at him and said -- "'Do you want to
fight? Do you want to fight?"
Crawford was cited for improper conduct and inappropriate
comments made to Duncan during the game.
The N-B-A fined Duncan 25-thousand dollars for verbal abuse of
an official. Crawford said Duncan referred to him with an
The Spurs host Denver tonight.