OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma City s Derek Fisher was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Monday for flopping in Game 5 of the Thunder s first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets.
Fisher s fine was the result of a play in the second quarter when both he and teammate Kevin Martin fell backward onto the floor to take a charge against Houston center Omer Asik. Asik was called for an offensive foul on the play.
Fisher became the second player to be fined under the NBA s new rules against flopping in the postseason. Indiana s Jeff Pendergraph was fined on Sunday.
In the playoffs, the NBA is fining players $5,000 for their first flopping offense, $10,000 for the second offense, $15,000 for the third flop and $30,000 the fourth time.