Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Jimmy Butler and Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley won’t be suspended for their roles in the fight that took place during Game 4 in Brooklyn on Saturday. However, Butler and Dudley have been issued fines – Dudley was fined $25,000, while Butler received a $15,000 fine.
The incident occurred roughly halfway through the third quarter of the Sixers’ 112-108 victory over the Nets on Saturday. Dudley and Butler were both ejected, while Joel Embiid was hit with a Flagrant 1.
According to Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times, Embiid says he’ll be paying Butler’s fine.
“I’m going to pay the fine,” Embiid said after Saturday’s game, per Tom Moore.
Embiid also shared his thoughts about Jared Dudley after the Sixers secured a 3-1 series lead.
“First of all, he’s a nobody,” Embiid told TNT of Dudley. “And when opponents try to do stuff like that, that’s just to get us out of the game. Especially, I’m too valuable for my team. That’s why I didn’t react. I did not do anything and I did not think that was a flagrant foul because I played the ball, too. But in that type of situation I just got to stay composed and be mature.”
Game 5, taking place at Wells Fargo Center, is scheduled to tipoff at 8:00pm ET on Tuesday night.