Monday , Apr , 19 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Posey fined for flagrant foul

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Memphis Grizzlies forward James Posey was
fined $3,000 Monday for his flagrant foul during the team’s Game 1 loss to San
Antonio in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.

Posey was called for the foul, originally considered a penalty one infraction,
against Spurs guard Manu Ginobili with 6:08 remaining in the fourth quarter of
Saturday night’s game at SBC Center.

The fine was levied by the NBA after the league decided to upgrade the
flagrant foul to a penalty two.

Posey was fined $7,500 by the league earlier this season when he kicked a ball
into the stands in Utah.

The Grizzlies and Spurs will square off in Game 2 of the Western Conference
quarterfinals on Monday night in San Antonio.