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.
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.