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Three Fined in Bucks/Lakers Altercation

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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.

Source: Baxter Holmes of ESPN

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Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.

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Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

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Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight

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Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN

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