Sometimes it's possible to box out too much.
The NBA has fined Drew Gooden $15,000 for the flagrant two foul that caused his ejection Friday night in Los Angeles. That foul led to a lot of pushing and shoving by both teams, and that whole episode seemed to embody both the frustration of the futile Lakers' season and the oh-my-God-I-can't-believe-we-almost-gave-this-game-away emotion of the Wizards.
Here's the full statement from the league office:
NEW YORK, March 22, 2014 - Washington Wizards forward Drew Gooden has been fined $15,000 for committing an unnecessary act by clamping Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard Nick Young's arm and attempting to throw him to the floor, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
The foul on Gooden, which was a Flagrant 2 and resulted in his ejection, occurred with 2:14 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Wizards' 117-107 win over the Lakers last night at Staples Center.
Nick Young was also given a technical foul, and Jordan Hill was also ejected in the ensuing altercation.
You can watch the play here.