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Four players fined for Jazz-Pacers scrap

Nov 11, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) get into a fight in the fourth quarter resulting in ejections for both players at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 11, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) get into a fight in the fourth quarter resulting in ejections for both players at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Three Utah Jazz players and one Indiana Pacers player were fined by the NBA on Friday for their roles in an on-court altercation during the team’s game at Salt Lake City a night earlier.

Jazz center Rudy Gobert was fined $35,000, Jazz forward Joe Ingles was hit for $30,000, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell was fined $20,000 and Pacers center Myles Turner was docked $25,000.

All four players were ejected from Thursday’s game as the result of a fracas that began late in the fourth quarter.

Gobert already had one technical foul on the night when he pulled at Turner’s shorts after Turner got away with hitting Gobert behind the basket. Turner hit Gobert again from behind before they began grappling.

Ingles made “inappropriate contact with a game official during an on-court altercation,” the NBA said in a news release. Mitchell was said to have verbally taunted an opponent in order to escalate the fight.

NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell announced the fines.

–Field Level Media