The Sidelines : NBA Fines 11 Players for Fights

The NBA issued a new round of fighting fines today--including one of $4,000 to Harvey Grant of the Washington Bullets--bringing the league total in the past four days to 19 players penalized for a total of $21,750.

Eleven players--eight from a Washington-Detroit game Saturday in Landover, Md.--today were fined a total of $15,000 for fighting. On Friday, the NBA fined eight players from the Pistons and Atlanta Hawks a total of $6,750 for a fight that occurred last Tuesday night.

Grant received the biggest fine for starting a fight with Joe Dumars of the Pistons. Dumars got a $1,000 fine for retaliating, and six others were fined for coming off the bench.

Greg Foster of Washington got $2,000, Darrell Walker of Washington $1,500 and Dennis Rodman of the Pistons $1,000. Fined $500 were Mark Aguirre, William Bedford and James Edwards, all of Detroit, which lost 94-83.


The other fight, also Saturday night, occurred in East Rutherford, N.J., near the end of the third quarter between Derrick Coleman of the Nets and Mark Acres of the Orlando Magic. Coleman was fined $1,000, Acres $500, and Jack Haley of the Nets got $2,500 for coming off the bench after Acres.