NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) --
Guards Gary Payton
of the Los Angeles Lakers and Speedy Claxton of Golden State were fined by the NBA Friday for fighting in a game.
The league fined Payton $15,000 and Claxton $7,500 for the altercation in a game won by the Lakers Wednesday night, 100-99.
The two players collided in the third quarter and ended up in a wrestling match, with Claxton being pushed onto the scorer's table. Officials and other players separated the the two and both were ejected from the game.
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