The NBA handed out fines following an incident during the Milwaukee Bucks' 107-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night.
The league docked Bucks big man Greg Monroe $35,000, and Lakers guards Nick Young and D'Angelo Russell were fined $25,000 and $15,000, respectively. HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy shared a statement from the league:
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NBA announces that Greg Monroe, Nick Young and D'Angelo Russell have been fined. https://t.co/bVdwnVejpL3/19/2017, 8:08:42 PM
Tempers boiled over with 36 seconds remaining in the third quarter when Malcolm Brogdon fouled Young. Young shoved Brogdon, which sparked the altercation.
Young received his second technical foul of the game, and Russell and Monroe were assessed double technicals, which meant all three players were ejected.
After the game, Lakers head coach Luke Walton questioned why the referees sent Russell to the locker room, per ESPN.com's Baxter Holmes and Jovan Buha:
Obviously, I don't want anyone to throw punches or get hurt. I just watched [the replay]. I'm going to need an explanation on it because it made no sense to me. They told me that D'Angelo got kicked out for escalating the situation. But D'Angelo only responded after Monroe had grabbed Nick by the neck and thrown him. If D'Angelo didn't push him, I would've been pissed off at D'Angelo. He did the right thing.
Friday's game was the final time the Lakers and Bucks will meet until the 2017-18 season.