NBA retaliates with $10,000 fine

Updated: March 17, 2004, 5:50 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined $10,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for inappropriate public comments after a loss to the San Antonio Spurs on March 5.

In the game, Mavericks forward Michael Finley was ejected for elbowing Bruce Bowen. But television replays showed both throwing elbows, and Bowen said after the game they bumped each other.

The Spurs won 113-100, and Cuban said in published reports that he asked one of his players, Josh Howard, to retaliate against ...

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