Pistons’ Evan Fournier fined $25K for kicking ball after Heat star Bam Adebayo’s buzzer-beater

Detroit Pistons guard Evan Fournier was fined $25,000 after he kicked the ball into the stands following their late loss to the Miami Warmth on Saturday, the league introduced on Monday.

Warmth star Bam Adebayo drilled a wide-open deep 3-pointer on the buzzer on Saturday afternoon to carry the Warmth to a 104-101 win over the Pistons at Little Caesars Enviornment in Detroit. Whereas the Warmth went to rejoice the buzzer-beater, Fournier grabbed the ball and instantly kicked it up into the air and into the stands.

Whereas it’s unclear if the ball truly hit anyone, it doesn’t matter. Kicking the ball into the stands will earn an computerized effective from the league each single time.

Evan Fournier was not glad after the Warmth pulled off a 104-101 win on Saturday in Detroit. (AP/Paul Sancya)

Fournier led the Pistons with 18 factors and 4 rebounds off the bench within the loss on Saturday. Adebayo had 20 factors and 17 rebounds within the win for the Warmth after he shot 9-of-13 from the sector. His successful 3-pointer was his solely try from behind the arc within the sport.

Fournier has averaged 7.8 factors and a pair of.1 rebounds in 15 video games with the Pistons, who traded for him in a take care of the New York Knicks forward of the deadline earlier this 12 months. The 31-year-old is within the third 12 months of a four-year, $73 million deal.

The Pistons misplaced back-to-back video games to the Warmth and dropped to 12-55 on the season, which is a greater file than solely the Washington Wizards. The Pistons have already been eradicated from the playoffs, too. They’ll tackle the Boston Celtics subsequent on Monday evening.

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