That’ll also cost the Houston center another $15,000.
Houston Rockets center Nene has been fined $15,000 for escalating an altercation by pushing San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon above the shoulders, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident, for which Nene was assessed one technical foul and ejected, occurred at the conclusion of the third quarter of the Rockets’ 126-99 win over the Spurs on May 1 at AT&T Center.
The most important thing is Nene avoiding a suspension. He has been helpful to the Rockets off the bench.
The Spurs’ rotation bigs – David Lee, LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol – were so ineffective in Game 1, and Dedmon provided a late spark before getting tossed himself. Dedmon could get more playing time in Game 2, which could mean more jostling with Nene.