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Rockets' Asik fined for flopping, Nuggets' Gallinari warned

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Houston's Omer Asik received a $5,000 fine from the NBA for flopping and Denver's Danilo Gallinari was given a warning by the league as a first-time offender.

Asik was penalized for his second offense this season, which happened last Saturday during a game against San Antonio when he exaggerated a push from the Spurs' Tim Duncan.

A third flopping violation would bring a $10,000 fine for the 7-foot Asik, who is averaging 10.2 points and 11.7 rebounds in 71 games this season.

If Gallinari flopped again, he would draw a $5,000 fine for a second violation.

Gallinari's flop came in a game against New Orleans on March 25. He tried to draw a charge on Robin Lopez when there was no contact on the play.

The 6-10 Gallinari is averaging 16.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 68 games for the Nuggets this season.
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