Nets’ Evans fined for flop
Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans has become the first player to be fined for flopping by the NBA, penalized $5,000 for a second offense.
Evans was punished after exaggerating light contact from the Lakers’ Metta World Peace on Tuesday night, nearly crashing into a referee standing along the sideline a few feet away.
Evans had received a warning for going down with little or no contact while battling for a rebound against Boston on Nov. 15.
Celtics release Milicic
The Boston Celtics have waived center Darko Milicic.
Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said Wednesday that Milicic asked for his release to deal with a personal matter.
Milicic has played five minutes in one game this season.
Haslem sets rebound mark
Udonis Haslem is now the leading rebounder in Miami Heat history.
Haslem’s second rebound on Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks was the 4,808th of his career, one more than Alonzo Mourning grabbed in his tenure with the Heat.