Friday , May , 23 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Rip Hamilton Fined for Flagrant on Garnett

Pistons guard Richard Hamilton has been fined by the NBA for a flagrant foul against the Celtics’ Kevin Garnett during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday night.

With 9:59 left in the game, won by Boston, Hamilton threw an elbow up high around Garnett’s neck and chin area. It was Hamilton’s fourth foul and he was immediately taken out of the game.  [Detroit News]