NEW YORK – Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schröder has been fined $25,000 for making contact to the groin area of Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker and Tucker has been fined $25,000 for approaching Schröder and making contact with him in escalation of the altercation, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
Upon League Office review, it was determined that Tucker’s contact with Schröder did not meet the standard for a headbutt. The incident, for which Schröder was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected and for which Tucker was assessed a technical foul and ejected, occurred with 6:51 remaining in the third quarter of the Rockets’ 114-80 win over the Thunder on Aug. 29 at The Field House on the campus of ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando.
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