Heat Bench was fined $25,000 for “decency” in Game 6

The Miami Heat were fined $25,000 for “bank propriety” during the team’s Game 6 win over the Boston Celtics.

The Miami Heat arrived in Boston on Friday just before the end. Another loss to the Celtics and their season was over. Jimmy Butler made sure there would be a Game 7 with his 47 points helped lead Miami to a 111-103 win. But the Heat was disciplined by the league a day later.

On Saturday, the NBA fined Heat $25,000 for decorum on the team bench. Here’s what the official statement of the league say about the reason for the fine:

“On several occasions, multiple players stood in the Miami team bench area for an extended period of time, stood off the team bench and were on the field or in play during live play in the Heat’s 111-103 win over Boston 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 27 at TD Garden.”

Heat fined $25,000 for team bench decorum in Game 6

Miami isn’t the first team to deal with bench decor fines. The Dallas Mavericks wHe was fined three times for this very problem during the playoffs, totaling $175,000.

In the most competitive game of the series, the Heat relied on Butler, who took the lead with 47 points (16 of 29 from the field), nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals. Kyle Lowry hit a double-double by scoring 18 points (5 of 14 from the field) and recording 10 assists in 37 minutes.

The Heat are now returning to Miami in a bid to secure their second NBA Finals berth in three years. Will they be able to? Or can the Celtics pick up a major win en route to winning the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2010?

https://fansided.com/2022/05/28/heat-bench-fined-25k-decorum-game-6/ Heat Bench was fined $25,000 for “decency” in Game 6

John Verrall

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