CHICAGO -- The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series.
The league announced the fine hours before Game 4 tips off on Sunday.
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The incident happened with 31.1 seconds remaining in the first quarter on Friday.
Crowder jawed at the Bulls' bench after hitting a jumper and Rondo -- sidelined by a broken right thumb -- extended his leg as Crowder walked by.
The top-seeded Celtics went on to win 104-87 after dropping the first two games at home. Rondo said afterward he was simply stretching his leg.
ROCKETS: Beverly fined for postgame incident in OKC
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The NBA has fined Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The league announced the fine about two hours before Game 4 tipped off Sunday.
Beverley had two incidents with the same fan Friday night in Oklahoma City. Video shows Beverley falling in front of the fan in the first half of the game, then getting up and pointing at him before teammate Nene redirected him.
Beverley also exchanged words with the fan after the game. The NBA specifically mentioned the postgame incident as the one for which Beverley was fined.
Houston leads the series 2-1. Beverley is the primary player responsible for guarding NBA scoring champion Russell Westbrook.