Charlotte's Washington, Toronto's Champagnie fined $15,000
- Warriors return home aiming to oust Mavs
- Celtics seek to close out Heat at Garden
- Giannis, Jokic, Luka on 1st-team All-NBA
- LaVine has arthroscopic knee surgery
- Wolves hire Nuggets ops head Connelly
NEW YORK (AP) The NBA has announced Charlotte Hornets forward PJ Washington and Toronto Raptors forward Justin Champagnie have been fined $15,000 apiece for their roles in an on-court altercation on Tuesday.
On the play before the confrontation, Washington knocked Champagnie to the floor with a hip check. On the next possession, Champagnie shoved Washington in the back, initiating the altercation.
Washington escalated the matter by shoving Champagnie. Both were ejected with 1:46 remaining in the first quarter of Toronto's 125-113 home victory.
More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports
Updated January 27, 2022