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Josh Howard fined $25K for foul

NEW YORK -- Utah Jazz swingman Josh Howard has been fined $25,000 for a flagrant foul in a game against the San Antonio Spurs.

NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson announced the fine in a statement Monday.

Howard was initially called for a Flagrant Foul One against San Antonio's James Anderson in Utah's 104-89 loss to the Spurs on Saturday night, but the league upgraded the call to a Flagrant Foul Two.

Howard, who considered signing with San Antonio in the offseason, was called for the flagrant with 3.3 seconds remaining in the third quarter.