The incident occurred in the Spurs’ 117-103 loss to the Nuggets on Saturday.
DeMar DeRozan was hit with a hefty fine after he let his temper get the best of him.
The Spurs star will have to pay $25,000 after he threw a basketball at a referee in the fourth quarter of Game 4 against the Nuggets, the league announced Sunday.
DeRozan appeared angry after referee Scott Foster whistled him for an offensive foul against Denver’s Gary Harris. He chucked the ball into Foster’s vicinity, which ended up in the stands.
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DeRozan was ejected with 5:01 left in the game. The Spurs ended up losing, 117-103, evening the series at 2-2.
“Frustration,” DeRozan later described the incident after the game. “I thought it was a bad call. Combination of both.”
DeRozan finished the night with 19 points, five assists and five rebounds.