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Wallace fined $10,000 for language, Sullinger warned for flop

Posted by Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff  November 20, 2013 04:19 PM

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SAN ANTONIO -- Celtics swingman Gerald Wallace has been fined $10,000 for using profane language during the postgame media availability after his team's 109-85 loss to Houston, the league announced Wednesday.

Wallace described Tuesday's loss by saying “I don’t know what the [expletive] that was, to be honest." The Celtics fell behind, 18-1, to start the game and trailed by as much as 35 as they went on to lose their fourth consecutive game.

Additionally, Celtics forward Jared Sullinger received a flop warning from the NBA after his second-quarter collision with Rockets center Dwight Howard. Sullinger was trying to box out Howard during a shot attempt by another player, and the league felt that Sullinger dramatically overreacted and fell after being hit by Howard's forearm.

If the NBA finds that Sullinger commits a flop, he'll face a $5,000 fine. The fines increase from there for each additional violation, up to $30,000 for the fourth violation. If a player violates that rule five times, they could face a suspension.

The Celtics will play the San Antonio Spurs here Wednesday night.

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