Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $25,000 for making inappropriate contact with an official during Friday night's game against the Blazers, the NBA announced Saturday.
Less than 90 seconds into the matchup, Thomas was tied up along the sideline by Portland's Carmelo Anthony. As he broke away from Anthony, Thomas made contact with referee Marat Kogut, who stumbled into the crowd. Thomas received a technical foul and was ejected.
"He made physical contact with the referee," official Mark Ayotte said in a pool report. "It was definitely just a push during the dead ball contact with the referee."
Wizards coach Scott Brooks thought the contact was accidental.
"I mean I had a different view of it obviously," he said. "They were in a scrum and they were fighting for the ball, a jump ball. I had a view that it looked like he lost his balance but [Kogut] had a better view and then they looked at it. They looked at it so you would hope they made the right call."
The 30-year-old guard entered Friday night averaging 13.5 points and 4.6 assists per game.
Earlier this season, Thomas was suspended two games after walking into the crowd to confront two fans following a timeout in Philadelphia on Dec. 21.
The Wizards went on to lose 122-103 to Portland, dropping to 10-24 on the season.