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Paul George, Gerald Henderson Fined $25K for Actions in Pacers vs. 76ers

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 12, 2017

Referee Marat Kogut, right, steps in between Indiana Pacers' Paul George, center right and Philadelphia 76ers' Gerald Henderson, left, after their second altercation, which will lead to both ejections during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Philadelphia. The Pacers won 120-111. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Chris Szagola/Associated Press

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and Philadelphia 76ers guard Gerald Henderson have both earned fines of $25,000 from the NBA for their actions during Monday's game won by Indiana, 120-111.  

Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times passed along the league's statement, which said George was fined for criticizing officials after the game and Henderson was fined for a flagrant-2 foul when he threw an elbow at George's head late in the fourth quarter. 

George's comments about the officiating were a direct result of the incident involving Henderson, per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com):

He was throwing jabs, throwing punches at my stomach all night and I didn't retaliate until late in the game when (the officials) weren't doing (anything) about it.

(Henderson) pulled me down and I got a double technical for doing nothing. And he threw an elbow at my neck and I get another technical for nothing. It was a (crappy) officiating job. It was physical all night and they did nothing after I warned them what was going on.

Henderson admitted to deliberately elbowing George because Indiana's All-Star had "elbowed me in the back" on the previous play before the incident that led to his ejection. 

The Pacers' win over Philadelphia moved their record to 41-40 and one win away from clinching a spot in the playoffs heading into the regular-season finale on Wednesday.

 

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