February 03, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA has fined Hawks forward Taurean Prince and Heat forward James Johnson $25,000 each for their roles in a scuffle during Wednesday's game in Miami.

Prince was ejected midway through the fourth quarter for pulling down Hassan Whiteside from behind as the Heat center went up for a shot. Prince was given a flagrant-2 foul. Johnson then retaliated in Whiteside's defense and was ejected after getting a technical foul.

That was about the only moment in which the game was competitive after halftime. The Heat beat the Hawks 116-93.

The NBA announced the fines Friday.

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