Stephen Curry Fined $5K for Flopping in Warriors vs. Rockets Game 1May 20, 2015
Stephen Curry may have been all smiles after the Golden State Warriors' comeback win in Game 1 against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, but the NBA is bringing some rain on the MVP for flopping late in the fourth quarter.
Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), the NBA announced Wednesday that Curry had been fined $5,000 for the flopping incident:
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
The NBA made the announcement Wednesday. The league says the flop occurred after Curry's 3-pointer with 3:07 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 110-106 victory Tuesday night.
The play in question, which can be seen in the video embedded below, came with the Warriors leading 103-97 with just over three minutes to play. Curry attempted a three-pointer and fell to the ground after Houston's Terrence Jones came up from behind trying to disrupt the shot.
In typical Curry fashion, even when he's flopping, the shot still goes in. The 27-year-old led all scorers in Game 1 with 34 points on 13-of-22 shooting, with six rebounds and five assists added for good measure.
Curry's wallet may be a little lighter today, but he's not likely to complain if the Warriors keep winning games like they did Tuesday night.