Monday , May , 24 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Malone delivered fine by NBA

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Los Angeles Lakers forward Karl Malone was
issued with a $7,500 fine Monday for his actions during Sunday’s Game 2 of the
Western Conference finals.

Malone was fined for lowering his shoulder into Minnesota Timberwolves guard
Darrick Martin, knocking the reserve to the floor with 2:31 remaining. Malone,
who had five points and nine rebounds, was ejected for the flagrant foul.

The Lakers lost the game, 98-71, as the Timberwolves evened the best-of-seven
set at a game apiece.