Auburn Hills — It was a quick incident, resulting in a quick ejection.
And the fines usually come after the ejections.
Pistons center Andre Drummond found out Tuesday the price of being involved in a fracas with Nets forward Quincy Acy in Sunday’s game: $15,000. Acy was fined $25,000 for “aggressively pursuing Drummond and attempting to further an altercation,” according to a statement from the NBA.
Drummond got word of the penalty two days after the Pistons’ 108-96 vicctory over the Nets at Barclays Center. With 18.4 seconds left in the third quarter, Drummond and Acy were going after a rebound and Acy fouled Drummond, pulling him by the waist.
Drummond took umbrage and after the two got nose-to-nose, Drummond shoved Acy away. After teammates and referees looked to cool things down, Acy broke away and tried to run at Drummond, but was stopped by teammate Joe Harris.
Both players were assessed a technical foul and both were ejected.