Fines were handed down to 76ers star Jimmy Butler and Nets forward Jared Dudley for their roles in the fight that broke out in Game 4 of the teams’ series.
“Dudley has been fined $25,000 for escalating an on-court incident which spilled into the spectator stands by shoving Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. Butler has been fined $15,000 for escalating it further by then shoving Dudley,” the NBA announced Sunday (Monday in Manila).
Fortunately for both men, they haven’t been suspended and will be able to play in Game 5 in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
The incident began when Embiid swatted hard at Jarrett Allen, which prompted Dudley to shove Embiid. Butler entered the fray to defend Embiid, which resulted in a shoving match that also involved Ben Simmons.
Both Butler and Dudley were ejected, and Embiid received a Flagrant 1 foul for his role in the scrum.
Nets general manager Sean Marks reportedly was infuriated that Embiid didn’t receive a Flagrant 2 foul, which prompted him to burst into the referees’ locker room after the game.
That resulted in Marks receiving a $25,000 fine and being suspended without pay for Game 5 of the series.
The Nets have one more shot to try and keep their season alive as they currently are down 3-1 in the first-round series to Philadelphia.