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Nowitzki fined $5,000 for kicking ball into stands

Updated: June 20, 2006, 8:58 AM ET
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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki was fined $5,000 for kicking a basketball into the stands at the conclusion of Sunday night's Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the NBA announced Monday.

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Nowitzki, who scored 20 points in Dallas' 101-100 overtime loss, kicked the ball into the stands as he left the court. On his way to the locker room, he slammed against a stationary bike, then kicked at something else.

Nowitzki was upset following a controversial ending to a classic ...

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