TORONTO (AP) — Miami guard Goran Dragic has been assessed a technical foul and fined $2,000 for swinging at Toronto guard Cory Joseph under the basket late in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The NBA announced the ruling Wednesday after a review.
“It was just a physical play,” Dragic told reporters Wednesday. “I was trying to get a rebound and he was holding my arm. I kind of tried to let it go. I swung it a bit but there was no contact, nothing.”
Joseph wasn’t biting on the incident Wednesday before Game 5.
“Ah, I got nothing to say. I’m just focused on tonight,” he said.
The series is tied 2-2.