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WNBA rescinds 2nd technical foul against Sky’s Angel Reese

The second technical foul called Tuesday against Chicago Sky rookie forward Angel Reese has been rescinded by the WNBA, the league said Wednesday.

Reese was ejected after drawing two technical fouls for disagreeing with an official in the fourth quarter of the Sky’s 88-75 loss to the visiting New York Liberty.

Reese was called for her fifth personal foul with 2:31 left and then called for two technical fouls by the same official, Charles Watson. Reese appeared to say something to Watson and then quickly waved her hand.

“I tried to get an explanation. I did not,” Sky coach Teresa Weatherspoon said in the postgame news conference. “I don’t know to this moment what has happened.”

Lead official Maj Forsberg later told a pool reporter after the game that Reese’s technical fouls were for “disrespectfully addressing” the official and then for “waving her hand in dismissal.”

Reese, who finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes, did not appear at the news conference.

The Chicago Bulls’ Lonzo Ball, who was in attendance at the game, said on X that he would pay the $400 fine Reese faced from the WNBA for the two technical fouls. Now, that fine will be $200 since it’s only one technical foul.

For the first three technical fouls in a season, the WNBA assesses a $200 fine for each. Technical fouls four to six each get a $400 fine. A seventh technical foul brings an $800 fine plus a one-game suspension.

“Ref that threw out @Reese10Angel is weak btw,” Ball wrote. “You know who you are (Keep ya money Angel I got you).”

Reese replied: “appreciate you gang!”