NEW YORK — Hawks guard Trae Young was fined $25,000 (around P1.3 million) by the NBA on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) for throwing the game ball into the stands a day earlier following an overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls in Atlanta.
Young hit a 20-foot jumper with 1 second left to give the Hawks a 121-119 lead in the extra period.
Chicago's DeMar DeRozan sank three free throws with 0.5 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Bulls a seemingly safe 122-121 advantage.
But Atlanta's A.J. Griffin took sideline alley-oop pass from Jalen Johnson and scored on a turnaround jumper with Derrick Jones Jr. defending to give the Hawks a 123-122 victory.
$20K fine for Grant Williams
Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams has been fined $20,000 for punching the ball into the stands during a game against the Golden State Warriors.
Williams was assessed a technical foul and ejected for the act, which happened with 1:52 remaining in the game Saturday night after play was stopped for a timeout.
Golden State beat Boston 123-107 in the rematch of this year's NBA Finals won by the Warriors in six games. Williams finished with four points and two rebounds in 31 minutes.