That became an expensive conversation.
The Celtics’ 117-108 win over the Wizards this week was chippy — Otto Porter said the Celtics try to play dirty — and after the final buzzer Jae Crowder and John Wall had words, which became Crowder pointing at the face of Wall, then Wall responding in kind, then coaches and other players stepping in and everyone posturing.
Saturday, the NBA announced fines for the incident. Crowder was docked $25,000 for the confrontation and “attempting to escalate the situation after exiting the playing court.” Wall was given a $15,000 fine for his role.
These two teams meet again Jan. 24 in Washington.