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Jeff Zillgitt: NBA also warns Clippers G Chris Paul for flopping. Incident happened Tuesday vs. Kings. Video: on.nba.com/WGQ8dV Twitter @JeffZillgitt
Barea was not surprised Nets guard C.J. Watson was warned for violating the NBA's anti-flopping rules after Wednesday's game. It came in the fourth quarter, when Watson fell to the floor after a slight bump from Barea. "He's a flopping guy, so I tried to give him a taste of his own medicine," Watson told the Nets' postgame television broadcast. "I hope I don't get fined, though." Because it was a first offense, Watson was warned. "It was a great defensive play," Barea said. "And the refs, they called the charge. But I knew he was going to get a warning after that one.'' Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Nets guard C.J. Watson was warned by the NBA for flopping Thursday for a play in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s win at Minnesota. The warning comes as no surprise after Watson all but admitted to flopping to draw an offensive foul on serial offender J.J. Barea with nine minutes to go in the fourth of what became a 91-83 Nets win. ”J.J. Barea’s a flopping guy, so I tried to give him a taste of his own medicine,” Watson told the YES Network in a postgame interview. “I hope I don’t get fined, though.” New York Post
Jeff Zillgitt: NBA fines MIN G J.J. Barea $5,000 for his second flopping violation. Happened Jan. 14 vs. DAL. Third player to receive a flopping fine. Twitter @JeffZillgitt
All-Star point guard Tony Parker became the first Spurs player chastised under the NBA’s new anti-flopping policy, receiving an official warning for what the league deemed an acting job in the first half of Friday’s 122-116 win over Houston. On the play in question, which can be viewed here, Parker is elevating for a defensive rebound when Rockets guard Toney Douglas extends his hand toward Parker’s back. Parker goes sprawling to the ground on the baseline, and no foul is whistled. San Antonio Express-News
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