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Heat fined $25K for violating rules on bench decorum

May 27, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) greets guard Victor Oladipo (4) and forward Jimmy Butler (22) during the second half in game six of the 2022 eastern conference finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA fined the Miami Heat $25,000 on Saturday for violating league rules on team bench decorum.

The violations occurred during Friday’s 111-103 victory against the host Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

“On multiple occasions, several players stood for an extended period in Miami’s team bench area, stood away from the team bench, and were on, encroaching upon or entering the playing court during live game action,” the league said in a press release.

Game 7 is Sunday night in Miami, with the winner advancing to face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

The Dallas Mavericks were fined three separate times totaling $175,000 for similar bench infractions this postseason.

–Field Level Media