Paul Pierce fined $15K for flagrant

ESPNAPI_IMG_NO_ALTEXT_Value

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce was fined $15,000 for "making excessive and unnecessary contact" with Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill in the third quarter of Monday night's game, the NBA announced Tuesday.

Pierce was issued a flagrant foul 2 with 4:22 left in the third quarter Monday night after he clotheslined Hill as the Pacers guard was about to go up for a layup in transition.

Power's flagrant foul 2 earned him an automatic ejection.

Pierce (0-for-7) was held scoreless for the first time since March 9, 1999 -- the 16th game of his 16-year career.

The Nets (9-18) lost to the Pacers 103-86 at the Barclays Center.

Pierce has not spoken to the media since the incident.

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 21327948.
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Bruce Jenner is shown here at age 10 in this undated childhood family photo.
Courtesy Linda Thompson
PHOTO: Bruce Jenner celebrates after winning 1500M race during Decathlon at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, July 17, 1976.
Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
PHOTO: A female coyote lay in an animal carrier after being captured by Special Operations officers on Manhattan?s west side, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in New York.
New York City Police Department Special Operations Division via AP