NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Bowen of the San Antonio Spurs was fined $7,500 by the NBA on Sunday for kicking the Minnesota Timberwolves' Wally Szczerbiak in the face.
Bowen's foul, early in the third period of Friday night's game, also was reclassified by the league office as a flagrant foul.
With 7:55 remaining in the third period and the Spurs leading 52-41, Szczerbiak drove against Bowen and faked him into the air. Bowen's leg flew into Szczerbiak's face, catching him just below his right eye. The Spurs won 85-77.
Both the fine and foul reclassification were announced by Stu Jackson, the NBA's senior vice president for basketball operations.
That's at least ejection +1 game now and multiple if you got Ndamakong Bowen history
-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.