Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks was suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 on Sunday for entering the officials’ locker room after Saturday’s Game 4 of the first-round series with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The announcement by Byron Spruell, president of NBA league operations, didn’t divulge what occurred after Marks entered the room following Brooklyn’s 112-108 loss. But the contest was emotionally charged and included a ruckus in which Jared Dudley of the Nets and Jimmy Butler of the 76ers were ejected.
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Nets coach Kenny Atkinson was upset following the contest that there wasn’t a call on Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris for grabbing Brooklyn’s Jarrett Allen with 4.8 seconds left in regulation as his club looked for a tying or winning shot while trailing by two.
On Sunday, the NBA agreed with Atkinson’s contention, acknowledging that Harris should have been called for fouling Allen. Marks will serve the suspension on Tuesday when the Nets visit the 76ers in Game 5.
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–The NBA fined Dudley and Butler in the wake of the altercation involving several players in the third quarter of Saturday’s first-round NBA playoff game in Brooklyn.
Dudley, who shoved Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid after Embiid made a hard foul on Allen, was fined $25,000, according to Kiki VanDeWeghe, the league’s vice president of basketball operations.
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Butler, who then shoved Dudley, was fined $15,000 for escalating the situation. The scuffle then spilled over into the stands, with Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Dudley as lead combatants.
–San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan was fined $25,000 for his ball-tossing effort during Saturday’s 117-103 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
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VanDeWeghe said in announcing the fine that DeRozan was disciplined “for recklessly throwing the...
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