NEW YORK -- Indiana forward Ron Artest was fined $10,000 by the NBA on Thursday for shoving Dallas' Raja Bell and failing to leave the court quickly after being ejected.
Artest shoved Bell in the first quarter of the Pacers' 118-97 loss to the Mavericks on Tuesday. Artest had just made a layup, but it didn't count because a foul already had been called before he got the ball. As officials explained the whistle, Artest and Bell argued.
The pair was separated but then they went at each other again.
Artest was ejected because it was his second technical foul of the game.
Pacers' O'Neal doubtful for Friday's game
INDIANAPOLIS -- Pacers forward Jermaine O'Neal is doubtful for Friday's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a knee injury.
An MRI test Thursday showed O'Neal sprained his left knee.
He was hurt in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Houston Rockets. He fell to the floor holding his knee, then was helped off the court.
He will be listed day-to-day after Friday's game.
Raptors robbed of $1,500 during game
TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors lost more than a game -- they lost $1,500 in cash.
The money was stolen from the Raptors' team bus during Wednesday night's 96-83 defeat at the Chicago Bulls.
Players left personal belongings on the bus during the game.
The Associated Press News Service
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