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Thunder's Dennis Schroder Fined $25K for Making Contact with Ref vs. Hornets

Megan ArmstrongAnalyst IIIDecember 28, 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 27: Dennis Schroder #17 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball during a game against the Charlotte Hornets on December 27, 2019 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice:  Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Oklahoma City guard Dennis Schroder's wallet will feel the effect of his technical foul in Friday night's 104-102 overtime win over the Charlotte Hornets.

The NBA announced Saturday it fined Schroder $25,000 for "intentionally making contact with a game official." 

Schroder committed the technical with 1:20 left in the third quarter after he appeared to be upset that a foul wasn't called on Hornets big man Cody Zeller. While pleading his case, Schroder swiped at referee CJ Washington.

The 2013 first-round pick otherwise had a successful outing against the Hornets. He posted 24 points, three assists and two rebounds in 35 minutes off the bench. It marked Schroder's fifth straight game in which he scored at least 20 points:

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SGA (27 PTS) and Schroder (24 PTS) powered OKC to the OT win last night! #ThunderUp https://t.co/zdWQXKbwNe

The 26-year-old was named the Western Conference Player of the Week on Dec. 23:

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Guiding the @okcthunder to a 4-0 record during Week 9, Dennis Schroder was named Western Conference Player of the Week! #ThunderUp 25.3 PPG | 5.3 RPG | 6.0 APG https://t.co/K1Cp77HTY2

The Thunder have won five of their last six. Beating Charlotte put Oklahoma City at 16-15 and above .500 for the first time this season.