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Breakers forward Tai Wesley in hot water for comments made to referee

New Zealand forward Tai Wesley will front the NBL tribunal next week for comments he made to a referee during a match yesterday.

The governing body announced referee Michael Aylen reported comments made by Wesley in the final quarter of the Breakers' loss to Perth.

Wesley is unable to face the tribunal until December 5 because the 32-year-old is representing Guam in an Asia Cup pre-qualifier in Thailand.

The NBL game review panel will also wait until Tuesday to confirm whether charges will be laid on Adelaide's Nathan Sobey and Illawarra's David Andersen.

Andersen appeared to have stood on Sobey after a foul before the 36ers star lashed out at the Hawks big man with his foot.

In the same game, the NBL confirmed Adelaide import Jacob Wiley was incorrectly ejected from the contest.

Wiley was one of three players kicked out of a fiery encounter which included nine technical fouls - two of which went to the 36ers' former NBA player.

Andersen and forward Tim Coenraad were also given early showers, however the NBL stood by both decisions.

Instead the governing body said Wiley shouldn't have been punished twice for his heated altercation with Hawks point guard Jordair Jett in the second quarter.

Wiley, who played five games for the Brooklyn Nets last year, took exception to an exchange with Jett after a Hawks bucket that sparked a melee.

"The player should not have received two technical fouls, and instead should been assessed as a single technical foul for his role in the incident," the NBL said.

A total 62 personal fouls - almost ten more than any game of the weekend - were also called, prompting Hawks coach Rob Beveridge to question this year's officiating changes.

"I've never been in a game like that with so many ejections and tech fouls," Beveridge said.

"(Referees boss) Scott Butler has a real tough job.

"There's new rules in place with the unsportsmanlike fouls, and they're trying to make a more offensive-oriented game, no question about that."

Round eight of the NBL kicks off with a match between the third-placed Sydney Kings and ladder-leading Perth Wildcats on Thursday.

Tai Wesley of the Breakers