Jimmy Butler, Jared Dudley Fined For Game 4 Scuffle

Sixers guard Jimmy Butler and Nets forward Jared Dudley have each been fined for their involvement in a Game 4 scuffle between the teams on Saturday, the NBA announced today in a press release.

Dudley received a $25K fine for shoving Joel Embiid and escalating an on-court incident which spilled into the stands, while Butler received a $15K fine for pushing Dudley and escalating the matter further. The incident occurred at the 7:42 mark of the third quarter and started when Embiid delivered a flagrant foul to Nets center Jarrett Allen near the baseline.

Both Butler and Dudley were ejected from the game, an advantageous trade-off for Brooklyn that the team couldn’t capitalize on. The Nets wound up losing the game 112-108 and now trail the Sixers 3-1 heading back to Game 5 in Philadelphia this Tuesday.

Embiid managed to keep his composure during the scuffle despite being shoved by Dudley, recognizing his importance to the team and stepping away from the fray.

“I mean, first of all, he’s a nobody,” Embiid said of Dudley after the game. “When opponents try do do stuff like that, that’s just to get us out of the game. I’m too valuable for my team, that’s why I didn’t react.

“I did not do anything, and I didn’t think that was a flagrant foul because I played the ball, too. But enough with that situation. I just have to stay composed and be mature and let it go because my teammates need me more than they need him. I just got to be mature.”

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9 thoughts on “Jimmy Butler, Jared Dudley Fined For Game 4 Scuffle

  1. jump shot

    Those fines seem kinda backwards. Dudley got 25k for escalating and Butler got 15k for escalating it further. So, if there had been a third push, he woulda only been 5k lighter. The next guy was FREE! All because of Joel “I never do anything wrong” Embiid lol

  2. Brown Trout Fisherman

    Dudley ejection , 1 game suspension
    Russell t1
    Embiid nothing
    Butler t1

    Wake up nba

    • Totally agree dude!
      Nobody Dudley should have been suspended
      Butler shouldn’t have been fined
      Embiid did a clean block, didn’t even touch the guy, so it wasn’t flagrant… or foul at all, nothing but ball, smashing block!
      This seems to be the tactics of the sad Nets, try to eject the Philly’s stars, only way they can win, SMH!

      • Totally agree dude!
        Dudley should have been suspended
        Butler shouldn’t have been fined
        Embiid did a clean block, didn’t even touch Allen, so it wasn’t flagrant… or even foul at all, nothing but ball, smashing block!
        This seems to be the tactics of the Nets, try to eject the Philly’s stars, only way they might have a shot at winning, SMH!

  3. Stoop Down Low

    Embiid’s dirty play and disrespect going into the memory bank for Brooklyn. Next season Nets are coming with bazookas if things go as planned.
    Let’s see how many you’re still lacing them up for when you’re Dudley’s age, Embiid. More likely you’ll be in early retirement, doing nothing.

  4. DUDLEY DURSLEY IS SICK….. i like the way buttler defend his teammate…poor poor nets still cant beat sixers with dirty tactic

  5. Z-A

    Since the Sixers won. The call was right. If they had lost. I’d be singing a different tune.

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