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Nets' Pierce fined $15,000 for foul on George Hill
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets during a game against Indiana Pacers at the Barclays Center on December 23, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
December 24, 2013, 1:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce has been fined $15,000 for his flagrant foul on George Hill of the Pacers.

Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indiana's 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. But his arm ended up going around Hill's neck for a clothesline tackle.

Referees ruled it a flagrant 2 after review, an automatic ejection. The NBA said Tuesday that Pierce made "excessive and unnecessary contact."

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