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.