NBA fines Jimmy Butler, Jared Dudley for roles in scuffle; Nets’ GM suspended for Game Five
BROOKLYN– The Sixers and Nets playoff series took a physical turn on Saturday, in the third quarter of Philadelphia’s win.
That led Sixers’ F Jimmy Butler to shove Dudley into the crowd, leading to a scuffle involving both teams.
Both Butler and Dudley were ejected from the game, while Embiid was assessed a Flagrant 1 Foul, which is his second of the series.
After the game, the NBA fined Dudley $25,000 for his actions, and Butler $15,000 for his retaliation.
However, the fines didn’t stop there.
According to reports, Nets’ general manager, Sean Marks, was upset at the referees for not giving Embiid a Flagrant 2 Foul, and went into the referees’ locker room after the Game Four loss.
The league responded by fining Marks $25,000, and suspending him from attending Game Five in Philadelphia.
The teams will face off again on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
With a 3-1 series lead, the Sixers will attempt to put away the Nets, and move onto the second round of the NBA Playoffs.