Gerald Green Reportedly Fined $25K for Pushing Gorgui Dieng in Timberwolves Game

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 20, 2018

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green runs up court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Detroit. Green and Trevor Ariza have both been suspended for two games for entering the Los Angeles Clippers' locker room after a game earlier this week to confront another player. The NBA announced the suspensions Wednesday, Jan. 17 (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green has been fined by the NBA for shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng on Sunday. 

Per Yahoo Sports' Shams CharaniaGreen was docked $25,000 for his actions against Dieng in Houston's 129-120 win over Minnesota.

The incident occurred during the fourth quarter of Houston's win when Dieng shoved Chris Paul after taking exception to how the Rockets' star guard was playing defense in the post. 

Green retaliated by shoving Dieng, who fell into the first row of seats next to the bench on the sidelines. 

Afterward, Green explained his actions by noting he was defending one of his teammates. 

"I'm just trying to be there for my teammate," Green told reporters. "I saw something happen and I reacted. I paid the consequences for it. I learned my lesson, got ejected, try not to do that again, and hopefully we're going to move forward from this."

Per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Paul said after the game he would pay any fine Dieng received from the NBA. 

Since signing with Houston in December, Green is averaging 11.3 points and three rebounds per game off the bench.