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Wizards’ Seraphin fined for foul

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Washington Wizards center Kevin Seraphin was fined $15,000 on Friday after he made excessive contact and pulled Memphis Grizzlies forward Jon Leuer to the floor on a dunk attempt during a game Thursday night.

Seraphin was called for a flagrant foul-2 and ejected with 22 seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Wizards’ 107-87 victory over the Grizzlies at the Verizon Center.

The Wizards were leading by 23 points when Seraphin committed the foul as Leuer was dunking at the end of a fast break. It appeared that Seraphin hit Leuer on the head and then pulled him down by an arm.

The referees originally ruled the foul a flagrant-1 but changed the call to flagrant-2, which carries an automatic ejection, after reviewing the play.

Seraphin left the game with two points, two rebounds and one assist in 6 1/2 minutes.

Leuer was able to remain in the game.