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NBA fines Pacers’ Jalen Smith, Spurs’ Dejounte Murray $20K


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The NBA on Wednesday fined Indiana Pacers ahead Jalen Smith $20,000 for directing profane language towards an formal following he was ejected for the duration of a video game and fined San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray $20,000 for throwing the ball off the legs of a referee.

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The incident involving Smith transpired Monday evening pursuing his ejection with 7:04 remaining in the 3rd quarter of the Pacers’ 119-103 loss in Orlando to the Magic. Smith picked up two complex fouls soon after arguing calls and was ejected in the middle of a 14-2 run by the Magic. The Pacers never ever recovered.

San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray shoots a layup during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn.

San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray shoots a layup throughout the to start with fifty percent of the team’s NBA basketball sport against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn.
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Murray was provided a complex foul and was ejected Monday night late in the fourth quarter from the Memphis Grizzlies following he threw the ball back to a referee who experienced just named a foul on his teammate, and the ball strike the ref in the lessen leg.

Murray finished with 21 points and eight assists in the 118-105 decline. He is averaging 20.1 factors per game this time, his fifth with the Spurs.

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Smith had 14 factors and 8 rebounds in 25 minutes right before he was sent to the Pacers’ locker room. Indiana received the 21-12 months-previous, second-12 months player from the Phoenix Suns in trade for Torrey Craig and income at the trade deadline.

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