DeMar DeRozan fined $25K for chucking ball at referee

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The ending of the San Antonio Spurs’ Game 4 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday just got a little worse for DeMar DeRozan.

The NBA announced Sunday that DeRozan had been fined $25,000 for “recklessly throwing the basketball toward a game official” in the fourth quarter of the Spurs’ loss.

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DeRozan was also assessed a technical foul and ejected for the incident, putting a small exclamation point in a game in which the Nuggets continuously pulled away from the Spurs in the second half.

The foul occurred with five minutes left in the game with the Spurs down 110-92. DeRozan was whistled for a charge and hurled the ball in the direction of referee Scott Foster out of apparent frustration. DeRozan exited the game with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting with five rebounds and five assists.

Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) leaves the court when he was ejected with five minutes remaining after arguing with an official over an offensive foul during the second half Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) leaves the court when he was ejected with five minutes remaining after arguing with an official over an offensive foul during the second half Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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