Pistons' Rose tosses pen, NBA pencils him for $25,000 fine
Posted: 6:38 PM, Jan 14, 2020
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 9: Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons handles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 9, 2019 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pistons guard Derrick Rose has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for tossing a pen across the court during a game against New Orleans.
The NBA accounced the punishment Tuesday, a day after Detroit's 117-110 overtime defeat at home. With 37 seconds left and play stopped, Rose sat slumped on a courtside table and flung a pen into the stands.
Earlier, his bank shot tied the score at 100 in regulation with 30 seconds left, capping Detroit's rally from 16 points down with 11 minutes remaining. Rose had two turnovers during the last 90 seconds of overtime.
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