Dudley, Jennings Fined $35,000 Apiece – The NBA has fined Jared Dudley of the Phoenix Suns and Brandon Jennings of the Washington Wizards $35,000 apiece for their roles in an altercation during a game Tuesday night in Phoenix. The fines were announced Thursday. Dudley was fined for “escalating an altercation” by confronting and giving a head-butt to the Wizards’ Jason Smith after Smith knocked down the Suns’ Tyler Ulis with a hard screen. Jennings was fined for “making menacing gestures” during the incident. Video replays showed Jennings imitating that his fingers were a gun. Both players were ejected in the first-quarter incident. The Wizards won the game 131-127.
DeMarcus Cousins Fined $50,000 For Language – New Orleans Pelicans All-Star DeMarcus Cousins has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for two instances of inappropriate language directed toward fans. The separate incidents occurred on Sunday and Monday, during the Pelicans’ road back-to-back against the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz, respectively. A video shot by a fan surfaced Tuesday, the day after an 88-83 loss to the Jazz, in which Cousins responded to a heckler’s taunts.