NEW YORK – The NBA’s Miami Heat has been fined $ 25,000 for allowing bench players to stand up and stand on the edge of the court.
The hit company was fined $ 25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for violating league rules regarding the decoration of the team’s bench in the 111-103 playoff win in Boston on Friday.
“On multiple occasions, many players stood in the Miami team bench area for extended periods of time, away from the team bench and entering or entering the playing court during live game action,” the league said in a statement.
The actions significantly caught the attention of television commentators when the hit reserves were terribly close to the sidelines when a Boston player approached to try a corner 3-point shot.
Miami’s win took them to the level of 3-3 in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals series against Boston, forcing them to watch the seventh game in Miami on Sunday night as they face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, which open Thursday in San Francisco.
This is far from the first breach of bench decor in NBA playoffs.
The Dallas Mavericks were repeatedly fined for keeping players off the bench, with a $ 100,000 fine last weekend for violating the third season.
The Mavericks lost to Golden State in the Western Conference final.
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