After the Mavericks, who were fined $175,000 during the playoffs because their bench was not kept square, this time the NBA sanctioned the Miami Heat. The franchise will have to pay a $25,000 fine because on several occasions players have gone away from the bench for long periods and have encroached on the field.
We can think that it is for this kind of action that the bench was sanctioned:
nba tracking data will show kyle lowry was the primary defender of al horford on this shot pic.twitter.com/X8YYQpb46R
— Dan Favale (@danfavale) May 28, 2022
We may have to start thinking about another form of sanction (technical fault?), because $25,000 for a franchise is a drop in the bucket.
The following was released by the NBA. pic.twitter.com/EVoTuRpdQ6
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) May 28, 2022