As if the 129-109 blowout to the Phoenix Suns was not enough, the Dallas Mavericks were also fined $25,000 for their bench actions in the Game 2 defeat.

On Friday ahead of Game 3 of the playoffs series, the NBA announced the punishment on the Mavs, citing the fact that many members of the team–staff and players alike–stood away from the bench and so close to the court during the contest. As the league noted, it is in violation of the policies on proper bench decorum.

The Dallas Mavericks organization has been fined $25,000 for violating league rules regarding team bench decorum, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations.

On multiple occasions, several players and a member of the coaching staff stood away from Dallas' team bench and were on or encroaching upon the playing court during game action in the Mavericks' 129-109 loss to the Phoenix Suns in Game 2 of their conference semifinals playoff series May 4 at Footprint Center.

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For what it's worth, it's hard to deny that the Mavs really violated the policy. After all, they have been consistently standing near the court–even blocking the views of front row fans–during the game and for much part of the playoffs.

Hopefully, that won't be the case when they host the Suns on Friday.

Besides, the team will really need their home supporters to go all-out in cheering for them as they try to win their first game in the postseason against the Suns and cut the 2-0 deficit they are currently facing.