Monday , Feb , 27 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

NBA fines Rasheed Wallace

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace was
fined $5,000 by the NBA on Monday for elbowing Cleveland’s Zydrunas Ilgauskas
in the head.

The incident took place on Sunday with 10:13 left in the first quarter of
Detroit’s 90-78 win at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Wallace was first called
for a flagrant foul penalty one, but that was then upgraded by the league
office to a flagrant foul penalty two status.

Wallace had 15 points and five rebounds in Sunday’s game and then scored 24 in
Detroit’s 84-72 victory at Cleveland on Monday. Wallace is averaging 15.6
points and 6.8 rebounds per game this season.