NEW YORK – Charlotte Hornets forward PJ Washington and Toronto Raptors forward Justin Champagnie have each been fined $15,000 for their roles in an on-court altercation, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.
On the play prior to the altercation, Washington hip-checked Champagnie causing him to fall to the court. On the next possession, Champagnie retaliated by shoving Washington in the back which initiated the altercation. Washington escalated the altercation by forcefully shoving Champagnie.
The incident, for which Washington and Champagnie each received a technical foul and were ejected, occurred with 1:46 remaining in the first quarter of Toronto’s 125-113 victory over Charlotte on Jan. 25 at Scotiabank Arena.
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