- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 21, 2006

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace received his 16th and 17th technical fouls of the season Friday night in a loss to the New York Knicks, but he is still two technicals short of a one-game suspension.

A new rule says players are suspended for a game for their 16th technical and each one thereafter, but Wallace has had two reversed on appeal — one for laughing at Cleveland Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas and another when referee Bennett Salvatore decided Wallace intended to throw an elbow but didn’t.

A third Wallace technical, for hanging on the rim after a dunk, never counted toward his suspension total.

So if you’re scoring at home, Wallace has 14 technicals that count toward suspension, one to play with and the Pistons have 17 games left.

Kevin Brewer


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