Friday , Feb , 20 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

NBA issues fines to Payton and Claxton

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The National Basketball Association Friday
issued fines to the Lakers’ Gary Payton and the Warriors’ Speedy Claxton for
their roles in an altercation during the February 18 contest between the two

The incident occurred midway through the third quarter. Los Angeles led 64-62
when Claxton and Payton got into a fight near the scorer’s table. No punches
were thrown during the melee, which resulted in both players being ejected.

Payton was fined $15,000, while Claxton received a $7,500 penalty.