The incident occurred during the end of the third quarter in the Rockets' 126-99 win Monday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
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Officials ejected Nene and assessed technical fouls to Dedmon and James Harden for their roles in the altercation.
Nene's fine matches the punishment given to Bradley Beal for a similar incident. The Washington Wizards guard briefly reached for the throat of Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier during a regular-season game in November.
A suspension was always unlikely for Nene, but Houston will feel relieved nonetheless that he'll be available for Game 2 on Wednesday night. The Brazilian big man has been a valuable role player for the Rockets in the postseason.
In six playoff games, Nene is averaging 12.5 points and 6.3 rebounds.