Rudy Gobert and Mlies Turner, among the four fined by the Jazz and Pacers


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Rudy Gobert and Mlies Turner, among the four fined by the Jazz and Pacers

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner were among the four elements fined by the NBA on Friday after the two players fought at the end of Thursday night’s game.

Gobert was fined $ 35,000 for starting the on-court altercation, while Turner was fined $ 25,000 for escalating it, the league said. Utah’s Donovan Mitchell ($ 30,000) and Joe Ingles ($ 20,000) were also fined.

The incident began after Gobert appeared to throw Turner to the ground with him after Turner blocked his shot at the basket with just over four minutes left in the game. Turner responded by shoving Gobert in the back, prompting the Jazz center to hug Turner and try to throw him to the ground.

Mitchell and Ingles joined the fray as members of both teams converged near Jazz’s bench. Gobert, Turner, Mitchell and Ingles were expelled.

After the game, Mitchell attributed the fight to accumulated frustration from the umpires allowing too much contact early in the game.

“All of that could have been avoided, just drawing the line up front, rather than letting it build up throughout the game,” Mitchell said.

Gobert said officers “allow guys to do too much shit,” but noted that he didn’t feel like it was a situation where he needed to throw a punch.


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