Lakers guard Clark­son fined $5,000 for swipe at Dragic

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AN­GE­LES -- Los An­ge­les Lakers guard Jor­dan Clark­son was fined $15,000 for el­bow­ing Mi­ami Heat Guard Go­ran Dragic in a game, the NBA.

The league said in a state­ment that Clark­son's fine stemmed from his "fore­arm above the shoul­ders" to Dragic.

Both play­ers were ejected from the Lakers' 127100 win over the Heat on Fri­day.

Clark­son used his fore­arm to shove Dragic to the court as they tan­gled in the lane. He said Dragic shoved him as well, el­bow­ing him in the stom­ach, a charge Dragic de­nied.

"I thought it was go­ing to be worse to be hon­est with you," Clark­son said of the pun­ish­ment. "But it is what it is. Got to get past it."

Af­ter the game, Heat coach Erik Spoel­stra was fum­ing over his player's ejec­tion.

"It's re­ally shame­ful, dis­grace­ful that Go­ran Dragic got thrown out of that game," Spoel­stra said. "Gets an el­bow to his face, some­body that wants to fight, knocks him down on the ground and just a bailout, shame­ful, dis­grace­ful ejec­tion."

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