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NBA fines 3 players for Hornets-Magic altercation

The NBA fined three players a total of $50,000 on Saturday for their roles in Thursday night's on-court altercation between the Orlando Magic and host Charlotte Hornets.

Magic forward Admiral Schofield was fined $20,000, while Magic center Robin Lopez and Hornets center Montrezl Harrell were fined $15,000 each.

All three players received technical fouls and were ejected with 7:45 remaining in the fourth quarter of Charlotte's 128-101 victory.

The incident began when Charlotte's Jalen McDaniels fouled Orlando's R.J. Hampton on a drive to the basket and the pair had to be separated.

"Lopez escalated the incident when he aggressively approached and made contact with the Hornets' PJ Washington, who was acting as a peacemaker between Hampton and McDaniels," read a statement issued by the office of NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell.