Nuggets’ Anthony fined $15,000


NEW YORK (AP) – Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for throwing a basketball into stands during a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Anthony took out his frustrations with 1:11 remaining in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 111-109 loss at Los Angeles. After getting fouled hard by the Clippers’ Quinton Ross on a layup, Anthony punched the basketball about 25 rows up into the stands and was immediately ejected.

It was his second such violation this season.

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