Pistons’ Andre Drummond, Nets’ Quincy Acy fined after latest scuffle
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond was fined $15,000 and Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy was fined $25,000 for an altercation during Sunday’s game at the Barclays Center, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
The two big men got into it during the last few seconds of the third quarter, as Detroit sported a 13-point lead, with Acy inadvertently hitting a referee in the face with an elbow in his pursuit of Drummond.
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Both players were ejected following the scuffle, but will not see any further suspension emerging from this incident.
Acy expressed regret after the game and said he did not mean to make contact with the referee, who was behind him in the play.
“We stripped the ball, going for the ball, he shot an [elbow] and I overreacted. I felt like he took a swing,” said Acy, according to Brian Lewis of The New York Post. “Things definitely got out of hand. It’s not how I’m supposed to act,” Acy said. “We dove on the floor for a loose ball and he just kind of shot an [elbow]. I just overreacted.”
“You think I swing on purpose?” Acy said. “There was a lot of people around me.”
The Pistons have won five straight games in the eve of this season and will play three of their last five games of the season at home, still holding on to mathematical hope for a spot in the postseason, although that won’t come easy especially with star power forward Blake Griffin out.