The NBA fined Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant this Saturday with a $ 25,000 fine for throwing the ball into the stands at Barclays Center on Friday night in the game that his team beat the Indiana Pacers. .
Durant was given the fine for a play that officials said after the game should have been sent off.
The star player finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds in a team-best 37 minutes of play in the Nets’ victory over the Pacers 105-98.
Durant was fouled with 4:40 left in the third quarter. Instead of handing the ball over to the referee, the player threw it into the stands.
Durant was called for a technical foul, but referee crew chief Sean Wright said after the game that he should have been sent off.
“In real time, the referee who made the call did not think that the ball was entering the stands with force. But after watching the postgame video, we saw that the ball went into the stands with force and Kevin Durant should have been ejected, “Wright said. (AFP)