Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis was fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets on Friday.
The flop occurred at the 1:09 mark in the first quarter of the Clippers' 124–99 victory. As Clippers forward Blake Griffin was slowly bringing up the ball, Davis ran upcourt and appeared to get into position to set a screen for Griffin. When Davis got closer to Rockets center Dwight Howard, Howard extended his arms as if to brace for contact and Davis sprawled to the ground.
Davis played eight minutes and scored four points. The Clippers' win gave them a 2–1 series lead entering Sunday's Game 4 in Los Angeles.
Over the Clippers' 10 postseason games, Davis is averaging 3.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in 11.9 minutes off the bench. In the regular season, his eighth, Davis averaged 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.2 minutes.
- Mike Fiammetta