The NBA fined Oklahoma City Thunder Dennis Schroder and Houston Rockets PJ Tucker with $25,000 each after their altercation in game five of their first-round playoff series at the NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida.
The decision was based on the reviews and assessments of the referees right after the game was finished wherein Houston won 114-80 to take a 3-2 series lead.
Schroder was seen chasing his defender when he ran into Tucker’s screen.
During the collision, Schroder was seen hitting Tucker in the groin area in which The Rockets’ small forward retaliated.
Schroder was flagged with a flagrant foul penalty two that led to his ejection while Tucker was whistled with a technical foul.
Although both were fined, no suspensions were handed down by the NBA.
They will be eligible to play in game six.