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NBA fines Mavericks $25K over Game 2 ‘bench decorum’

The Mavericks were fined $25,000 by the NBA after being declared in violation of “rules regarding team bench decorum”

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Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrates with owner Mark Cuban and teammates
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The Dallas Mavericks were fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday after being declared in violation of “rules regarding team bench decorum” during Wednesday’s playoff loss against the Phoenix Suns.

Head coach Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks speaks with his team during a timeout
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Head coach Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks speaks with his team during a timeoutChristian PetersenAFP

In a statement the National Basketball Association stated:

The Dallas Mavericks organization has been fined $25,000 for violating league rules regarding team bench decorum, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.

On multiple occasions, several players and a member of the coaching staff stood away from Dallas’ team bench and were on or encroaching upon the playing court during game action in the Mavericks’ 129-109 loss to the Phoenix Suns in Game 2 of their conference semifinals playoff series on 4 May″.