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Stotts Ejected for First Time in Blazers’ Loss to Lakers

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Coach Terry Stotts’ ejection in the Trail Blazers’ loss to the Lakers marked his first removal as a NBA coach.

Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

The Trail Blazers miserable night against the Lakers marked an unceremonious first for coach Terry Stotts. Following a suspect foul call following an Anthony Davis attempt, Stotts unloaded his frustration on the officiating crew, leading to his removal late in the third quarter of the lopsided contest.

Here is the video of the foul and Stotts’ reaction:

After the game, Stotts added that Friday’s ejection was his first since an incident in the Long Beach Summer League.

Damian Lillard voiced support for Stotts following the loss to the Lakers.

The Lakers cruised to a 136-113 victory against the Blazers, outpacing the home squad 33-to-29 in the battle for free throw attempts.

Stotts joined the Blazers prior to the 2012-13 season. He has amassed 334 regular season victories as Portland’s head coach. According to ESPN, Stotts had the most games without an ejection among active coaches prior to Friday.