The Dallas Mavericks were fined $ 50,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for celebrating a Game 7 victory over top-seeded Phoenix Suns in the first round of the playoffs.
The league has announced that Mavericks violated the rules by pointing to “team bench decorations” as Dallas won 123-90 in Phoenix on Sunday.
According to the NBA statement, “On several occasions, several players and a member of the coaching staff stood for extended periods in the Mavericks team bench area, away from the team bench and on the playing court or occupied. “
The ban sparked a surprise response from Dallas coach Jason Kidd ahead of his team’s Western Conference final opener in San Francisco on Wednesday night.
“I know about fines. We’re trying to figure out what we did wrong to get the fine, “Kidd said. “So, we will see (Thursday) why we have been fined. I mean, who complained? It was a shock, so I don’t think fans were complaining. I thought the boys did what they were supposed to do. They were rejoicing over their sons. So we’ll find out what’s fine. But that’s what it is. “
The league had earlier fined Mavericks $ 25,000 on the same issue during Game 2 of the Sun Series – a contest lost 129-109 in Dallas Phoenix.
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