NEW YORK (AFP) – Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley and Philadelphia 76ers swingman Jimmy Butler were each fined Sunday for their roles in an on-court incident during a playoff game in New York.
Dudley was fined $25,000 for escalating an on-court incident that spilled into the spectator seating area by shoving Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid.
Butler was fined $15,000 for shoving Dudley and escalating the altercation even further.
Both players received technical fouls and were ejected with 7:42 remaining in the third quarter Saturday in Philadelphia’s 112-108 victory over Brooklyn at Barclays Center.
DEROZAN ALSO FINED
San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for recklessly throwing the basketball toward a referee and into the stands during a playoff loss.
DeRozan was whistled for a technical foul and ejected for the incident, which came with 5:01 remaining in the fourth quarter of San Antonio’s 117-103 home loss to Denver on Saturday.
DeRozan, who flipped the ball in frustration after a foul call, averaged 21.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists a game this season for the Spurs and has averaged 23.3 points.