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NBA hits Bradley Beal with $15,000 fine for Wizards-Magic altercation

NBA hits Bradley Beal with $15,000 fine for Wizards-Magic altercation

Bradley Beal will be fined $15,000 by the NBA after the office reviewed a brief scuffle earlier in the week in a game at the Orlando Magic, league sources told CSNmidatlantic.com on Sunday

Kelly Oubre and Bismack Biyombo got into a shoving match on a transition play with 7:40 left in the fourth quarter of the Wizards' 94-91 win on Friday.

Beal stiff-armed Evan Fournier, grabbing him momentarily by the throat, but no blows or punches were thrown. Fournier and Beal were going at it from the start in a physical game, with the Magic guard getting six foul shots and Beal getting zero.

The league reviews altercations and at their discretion can issue fines or suspensions. The game officals gave all four players involved, Oubre, Biyombo, Beal and Fournier, technical fouls. 

Technical fouls cost $2,000 each per player.

The Magic beat the Wizards earlier in the season, 88-86.

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We're still amazed by Michael Jordan's historic scoring night vs. New Jersey, days after turning 40-years-old

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We're still amazed by Michael Jordan's historic scoring night vs. New Jersey, days after turning 40-years-old

Sixteen years ago Michael Jordan delivered one of the most memorable performances of his two-year stint with the Washington Wizards. 

On February 21, 2003, Jordan dropped 43 points four days after his 40th birthday. The mark made the Jordan the first player older than 40 to record 40 points or more in a contest. 

It was also the fifth-most points he ever scored in a Wizards uniform. 

The record was made against the then-New Jersey Nets. Throughout the entire game the two teams went back-and-forth with 13 ties and 17 lead changes. That was until the Hall of Famer put the game away for Washington with the final go-ahead basket with 34 seconds to go. 

The Wizards won 89-86. 

"We hadn't really been playing well and coach has been really disappointed in the way we play and I had to take the leadership. I had to do everything I had to do to get this team to understand what winning is all about," Jordan said.

The 43 points was scored on 18-for-30 shooting, all within the 3pt arc. In the third quarter alone he scored 14 of the team's 25 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds for the double-double in the contest with four steals, three assists and a block.

All 13 seasons of Jordan's career he had incredible feats. The season prior he recorded his final 50-point game at 38 years of age, which is also the oldest anyone's ever been to reach 50 points. And that came two months after he returned from retirement. 

The 2002-03 season was his last and this display was an attempt for Jordan to return to the postseason one final time. He had not been there since he was with the Chicago Bulls in 1998. 

"I've only got 28 games left in my career. I do whatever I've got to do to get into the playoffs."

Ultimately the Wizards did not make it to the playoffs with Jordan, but he sure left his mark on the organization. 

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How to watch 'Make 'Em Jump', NBC Sports Washington's exclusive mini-documentary about Rod Strickland

How to watch 'Make 'Em Jump', NBC Sports Washington's exclusive mini-documentary about Rod Strickland

All-NBA, but never an All-Star? Rod Strickland is one of the underrated and underappreciated players in NBA history. Going toe-to-toe with the league's best throughout the 1990s, the former Wizards guard brought his New York City style to the NBA and was launched to cult hero status by Wu-Tang Clan when his name was dropped in the 1997 hit "Triumph".

In the "Make 'Em Jump" mini-documentary, NBC Sports Washington dives into what pushed Strickland to that cult hero status and recognizes your favorite player's favorite player.

The mini-documentary will release exclusively on the MyTeams app on Feb. 27.

You can download the MyTeams app here to get in on the viewing action. 

Additionally, NBC Sports Washington will be featuring Strickland-centric content in our pre-, post- and in-game broadcasts on Feb. 22, 23 and 27.

To tune into NBC’s Wizards coverage, you can find your channel here, and you can live-stream broadcasts here

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