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NBA fines Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson for 'flopping'

News 22 May 2014, 15:21 IST

Washington, May 22 (IANS): NBA fined Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson $5,000 for ‘flopping’ in the Pacers' 83-87 loss to Miami Heat in the Eastern Finals Game 2.

Stephenson threw himself to the floor after an elbow from Miami Heat forward LeBron James with 3:37 remaining in the third quarter of the game Tuesday, NBA officials said Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

Stephenson averages 14.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Pacers in this season's playoffs, and he scored a game-high 25 points Tuesday.

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