NBA: Phoenix Suns' Jared Dudley, Washington Wizards' Brandon Jennings fined for bust-up

Washington Wizards guard Brandon Jennings (left) and Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley.
Washington Wizards guard Brandon Jennings (left) and Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley. PHOTOS: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley and Washington Wizards guard Brandon Jennings were each fined US$35,000 (S$49,663) on Thursday (March 9) by the National Basketball Association (NBA) for their parts in an altercation between the teams, league officials announced.

The incident, which saw Dudley and Jennings each assessed technical fouls and ejected, took place with 10min 45sec remaining in the second quarter of Washington's 131-127 victory on Tuesday at Phoenix.

Dudley was fined for for escalating the altercation by confronting and making contact with Washington Wizards forward Jason Smith.

Jennings was fined for making menacing gestures on the playing court as part of the incident.

The Wizards are 39-24, third-best in the Eastern Conference, while the Suns, 21-43, rank second-worst in the Western Conference.