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NBA fines three over Mavs-Hornets altercation

/ 02:19 PM January 02, 2021
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FILE —  James Johnson #16 of the Dallas Mavericks while playing the LA Clippers at Staples Center on December 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. John McCoy/Getty Images/AFP

The NBA doled out fines to three players on Friday for their roles in an on-court altercation between the Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets earlier this week.

Mavericks forward James Johnson was fined $40,000, and Hornets forwards Cody Martin and Caleb Martin were docked $25,000 and $20,000, respectively.

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The incident occurred with 2:40 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Hornets’ 118-99 victory over the Mavericks on Wednesday in Dallas.

Johnson, who received a technical and was ejected, was fined for deliberately pushing Cody Martin out of bounds, aggressively confronting him, and initiating the incident.

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Cody Martin, who received a technical and was ejected, was fined for pushing Johnson in retaliation and making contact with a game official.

Caleb Martin was fined for entering the altercation and making contact with a game official.

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