Nuggets' Smith hit with $25K fine

BY foxsports • February 5, 2011

The NBA has fined J.R. Smith of the Denver Nuggets $25,000 for a flagrant-2 foul against Raja Bell of the Utah Jazz.

The NBA announced the discipline Saturday.

Smith was ejected after the incident in the fourth quarter of the Nuggets' 113-106 loss to the Jazz at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Friday night.

The game got chippy in the fourth quarter when J.R. Smith and Bell got tangled up underneath the Nuggets' basket, then Smith fouled Bell on the perimeter. Finally, Smith was ejected for a flagrant-2 foul on Bell with 6:45 left and the Jazz leading 94-89.

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