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    Derrick Rose fined $25,000 for tossing pen across court in Pistons match against Pelicans

    Jan 15, 2020
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    NEW YORK — Pistons guard Derrick Rose was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) for tossing a pen across the court during the end of Detroit's loss to New Orleans.

    With 37 seconds left in overtime and play stopped on Monday night, Rose sat slumped on a courtside table and flung the pen into the stands. The Pelicans beat the Pistons, 117-110.

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    The punishment was announced by NBA executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.

    Rose had 23 points and eight assists, but it was a costly and frustrating night. His bank shot tied the score at 100 in regulation with 30 seconds left, capping Detroit's rally from 16 points down with 11 minutes remaining.

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    E'Twaun Moore missed two short jumpers, giving Detroit the ball with 14 seconds to go. That gave Rose a chance to replicate his winner from Dec. 9 in New Orleans, but he missed at the buzzer. In overtime, Rose had two turnovers in the last 90 seconds.

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