Spurs' Tiago Splitter fined $5,000 for flopping

By James Herbert | NBA writer

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San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter has been fined $5,000 for flopping, the NBA announced on Wednesday. The infraction occurred in the second quarter of Tuesday's Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, when Splitter was matched up with Serge Ibaka.

As Ibaka put his forearm into Splitter, he fell down like he'd been punched in the face. It was an obvious flop, and the 6-foot-11, 245-pound big man sprung up immediately when he realized the officials didn't fall for it. It was a nice try, I guess, but it went about as well as most things did for the Spurs in their 105-92 loss.

(H/T: ProBasketballTalk)

 
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