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Rockets center Nene fined $15,000 for Spurs shoving match

Nene, of the Houston Rockets, has words with the officials after he was called for a block against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Toyota Center in Houston on April 25, 2017.
Nene, of the Houston Rockets, has words with the officials after he was called for a block against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Toyota Center in Houston on April 25, 2017. (Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Houston Rockets center Nene was fined $15,000 on Wednesday after a shoving match during the team’s first playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs.

The incident happened Monday night at the end of the third quarter.

NBA officials said in a news release that Nene escalated an altercation by pushing Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon above the shoulders.

Nene snagged a technical foul and was ejected from the game because of the incident.

The Rockets went on to a 126-99 victory over the Spurs.

Game 2 of the series is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.


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