Technical Foul, Overt Gesture, throws mouth piece at scorer’s table

This is an example of a Technical Foul for an overt gesture that exceeds the “Respect for the Game” guidelines. Players can react to calls with which they disagree, provided the reaction is not overly demonstrative, disrespectful, or prolonged. On this play, the offending player throws his mouth piece at the scorer’s table, several moments after his initial display of anger and following plenty of time to regain his composure. Had the mouth piece been thrown into the stands in a comparable manner, the player would be ejected.