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Wizards’ Gooden draws fine

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Washington Wizards forward Drew Gooden was $15,000 by the NBA on Saturday for his actions in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The league announced that Gooden committed an unnecessary act by clamping Los Angeles Lakers forward-guard Nick Young’s arm and attempting to throw him to the floor on Friday night.

Gooden was called for a flagrant-2 foul and ejected with 2:14 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Wizards’ 117-107 victory over the Lakers at the Staples Center.

Young said after the game that Gooden’s actions were uncalled for and over-aggressive. Gooden tangled with Young during a boxout and yanked him from the key area.

“I felt like he was trying to WWF me, flip me over; he had my arm locked,” Young said.

Young finished with 21 points off the bench.

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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