Thunder forward Kevin Durant was fined for his Flagrant 2 foul late in the Thunder’s Game 4 win over the Mavericks on Saturday, the league announced.
Durant struck Mavericks forward Justin Anderson in the face as he went up for a layup, earning the foul and and an automatic ejection.
Durant said on Sunday that his foul on Anderson was flagrant, but unintentional.
“I wasn't trying to hurt him,” Durant said. “Plenty of plays this season where I blocked shots like that from behind. Just unfortunate I fouled him over the head. It was a flagrant, even though I wasn't trying to intentionally foul him.”
Durant had 19 points on 7-of-20 shooting with four rebounds and four assists before exiting. His teammate, Russell Westbrook, was also fined for cursing at a fan in the third quarter.
– Kenny Ducey