NBA News: League Fines Three Players From Milwaukee Bucks-Los Angeles Lakers Scuffle
Late in the third quarter of the Milwaukee Bucks' win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon committed a hard foul on Lakers guard Nick Young, where Young immediately retaliated by shoving the Bucks rookie. That immediately set off a mini-skirmish, which featured Bucks center Greg Monroe coming to his teammate's defense, and one where Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell got in a late shove before things settled down between the two teams.
According to NBA.com, the incident resulted in all three players assessed with technical fouls and ejection, which occurred with 36 seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Bucks' 107-103 win over the Lakers at Staples Center. The NBA later on handed down further punishment for the incident on Sunday, where the three players have also received fines, but no one was suspended.
Greg Monroe was fined $35,000 for shoving Nick Young above the shoulders, Young was fined $25,000 for initiating the said altercation, and D'Angelo Russell was fined $15,000 for unnecessarily pushing Monroe. Interestingly enough, Lakers head coach Luke Walton was so irate about one particular incident.
According to Fox Sports, during the incident, a Bucks security staffer ran in from the bench and got a hold off Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram, which was the reason for Walton's anger. "If there's nothing wrong with that, I have no problem finding other people to hire on our staff next time we get into a skirmish," an irate and heated Walton said Friday.
Walton Also complained that the refs didn't even say anything about it. "He puts his hands on one of our players, and he works for them. He can touch any Milwaukee player all he wants, but don't touch my damn players," Walton said as he closed his statement.
Right now, the league is still exercising the other options that they can do regarding the incident. More updates will be coming soon.