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NBA fines Rockets owner $100K for confronting referee

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    Leslie Alexander, owner of the Houston Rockets, looking over a stat sheet on April 21 during the third quarter of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City.

NEW YORK >> Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action.

Byron Spruell, the NBA’s president of league operations, announced Alexander’s fine today.

The incident occurred Tuesday in the final minute of the first quarter during the Rockets’ 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Alexander got up out of his courtside seat and walked toward Bill Kennedy. Alexander then says something to Kennedy before turning around and heading back to his seat.

The Rockets eliminated the Thunder in five games and will face either the San Antonio Spurs or Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference semifinals.

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