The NBA fined two Los Angeles Lakers players and one from the Milwaukee Bucks for an on-court scuffle that broke out during the Bucks’ 107-103 win Friday night at the Staples Center.
Bucks center Greg Monroe has been fined $35,000 for shoving Lakers guard Nick Young above the shoulders, the league announced Sunday. Young was fined $25,000 for initiating the altercation by shoving guard Malcolm Brogdon. And Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell was fined $15,000 for entering the altercation and pushing Monroe.
The scuffle erupted in the third quarter when Young was fouled hard by Brogdon on a drive to the rim. Several other players joined in the scrum, which had to be broken up by the officials.
Adam Henrique scored for the Devils, whose season is all but over after falling to 1-10-2 in its past 13.
“Whatever the situation arises you have to find a way to overcome them and we didn’t,” Devils coach John Hynes said.
Columbus, which was playing its second game in as many days, jumped to a 2-0 lead with a pair of short-handed goals on the Devils’ first two power plays.
Sedlak, who was in the lineup because Alexander Wennberg was hurt Saturday against the Islanders, was taken down by Devils defenseman Andy Greene on a breakaway a minute after Josh Anderson was sent off for tripping.
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