NBA fines Heat guard Mario Chalmers $15K

Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers was fined $15,000 US by the NBA on Friday for hitting Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the throat with a forearm Thursday night.

Guard punished for hitting Clippers' Blake Griffin in throat

Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers was fined $15,000 US by the NBA on Friday. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images))

Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers was fined $15,000 US by the NBA on Friday for hitting Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the throat with a forearm Thursday night.

The foul also was upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2 from a common infraction.

The incident occurred with 8:05 remaining in the third quarter of the Heat's 102-97 home victory.

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