UPDATE: Spurs’ Jackson, Celtics’ Wilcox, Cavs’ Scott fined $25K each

San Antonio Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson, Boston Celtics forward Chris Wilcox and Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott each were fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday.

UPDATE: Jackson was fined for a hostile tweet directed at Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka. Currently sidelined by an injury, Jackson apparently watched Friday’s Lakers-Thunder game on ESPN and didn’t like what he saw.

Spurs GM R.C. Buford wasn’t exactly thrilled with Jackson’s use of social media.

“The recent public comments made by Stephen Jackson are absolutely unacceptable, cannot be tolerated and do not reflect the standards held by the San Antonio Spurs,” Buford said in a statement.

Wilcox and Scott were fined for separate incidents in separate games Friday.

Wilcox was fined for making an obscene gesture toward fans at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia in Friday’s 95-94 overtime loss. The incident occurred during a timeout with 8:47 left in the fourth quarter.

Scott was fined for public criticism of officials made after Cleveland’s 91-73 loss at Minnesota.

“It was that bad. It really was. It was that bad,” Scott said. “I mean I understand we’re playing in Minnesota, but 35-9, we went to the basket just as much as they did. I think we had 38 attempts in the paint to their 34, we get nine free throws, I think that speaks for itself.

All fines were announced by NBA executive vice President of basketball operations Stu Jackson

 

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