VIDEO: Pacers' Jeff Pendergraph fined for playoff flop against Hawks

We have our first flop fine of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. 

Indiana Pacers reserve big man Jeff Pendergraph was fined Sunday for a flop in Game 5 against the Atlanta Hawks last Wednesday. While defending Josh Smith, Pendergraph took a little bit of contact in the post and dropped back like he was Neo dodging bullets in The Matrix. It's a clear flop and an easy call for the league to make against Pendergraph. 

Pendergraph will have to cough up $5,000 to the league for the flop. The difference between the regular season league flopping policy and the playoff policy is players won't receive a warning before they have to pay the league. The next violation would be a $10,000 fine, the third violation would cost him $20,000, and a fourth violation is worth $30,000. Anything beyond four violations is subject to a fine and/or a suspension.

During the regular season, players paid out $25,000 collectively in fines for flopping. There were 24 flops identified by the league. Reggie Evans, J.J. Barea, Gerald Wallace, Kevin Martin and Omer Asik were all fined for a second flop violation during the season.

(H/T - The Point Forward)

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Zach Harper likes basketball. Some would even say he loves it. He's also an enthusiast for everything Ricky Davis, Rasheed Wallace, Nic Cage, and has seen the movie Gigli almost three times. He's been... Full Bio

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