NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Houston Rockets center Nene $15,000 for escalating a fight with San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

The league announced the fine Wednesday, hours before Game 2 tips off.

The scuffle occurred at the end of the third quarter on Monday night.

Nene was ejected for grabbing Dedmon’s shoulder and pushing him away after Dedmon and Rockets guard James Harden got in each other’s face. Dedmon was thrown out in the fourth quarter after arguing with officials during a free throw.

Houston beat San Antonio 126-99, the Spurs’ worst loss in a series opener under Gregg Popovich.

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