Since these bench decorum issues generally have been re…

Since these bench decorum issues generally have been resolved after the league intervenes, technical fouls have not been used a deterrent, and the league does not plan to start issuing techs during the conference finals. However, the topic will be discussed in the offseason, and the league will explore ways to address bench decorum during games in real time, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

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The final item – distracting opponents in an unsportsmanlike manner during game action – came into play in Game 2 when Steph Curry, with the Warriors wearing white uniforms, threw the ball to Theo Pinson, who was not in uniform but wearing a white sweater with his left arm raised. Curry clearly thought it was a Warriors teammate. That play in particular riled league officials.
Jason Anderson: Dallas Mavericks fined $25,000 for bad bench decorum.
Draymond Green: "I could’ve had a concussion or anything. If they’re gonna be that nasty, I can be nasty, too. I’m assuming the cheers were because they know I’ll get fined. Great. I make $25 million a year. I’ll be just fine.”
Nick Friedell: Jimmy on his $15k fine for celebrating with an "obscene gesture": "It's Spo's fault. It is. He always says to celebrate everybody else's success. Max went on a 10-0 run, I celebrate, and I get fined."   Will your celebrations change now?  "Hell no. Not changing for nothin'."
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