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Pacers’ Watson draws flopping fine

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Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Watson was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Tuesday after a second violation this season of the league’s anti-flopping rules.

The infraction took place with 7:07 left in the first quarter of the Pacers’ 105-101 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night in Salt Lake City.

Watson received a first warning after the Pacers’ Dec. 26 game against the Detroit Pistons.

The 30-year-old veteran is averaging 10.9 points and 4.1 assists for the Pacers this season.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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