San Antonio Spurs fined $25K by NBA for violating league’s player resting policy

This comes after Saturday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns

San Antonio Spurs center Gorgui Dieng (7) talks to coach Gregg Popovich after being ejected during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Phoenix.
San Antonio Spurs center Gorgui Dieng (7) talks to coach Gregg Popovich after being ejected during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo)

PHOENIX – The San Antonio Spurs were fined by the NBA following Saturday’s game against the Phoenix Suns for violating the league’s player resting policy, according to a release.

The violation happened when the Spurs “rested three players in the same road game against the Suns,” the NBA said in a statement. Those players were Jakob Poeltl, DeMar DeRozan, and Patty Mills.

The team was fined $25,000 for the policy violation.

According to a report from the Associated Press, the Spurs were resting “a handful of players” in Saturday’s game. Trey Lyles was also out with a right ankle sprain and Gorgui Dieng was ejected from the game with 25 seconds left, the AP reports.

Still, the Spurs won their game against the Suns with a score of 111-85, ending the Phoenix’s 10-game home winning streak. You can read more about the game here.

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