Updated: Wednesday, 25 December 2013 03:37 | By Agence France-Presse

Nets' Pierce fined $15,000

Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce was handed a $15,000 fine by the NBA on Tuesday, a day after he was thrown out of the Nets' blowout loss to Indiana.

Nets' Pierce fined $15,000

Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during a game at Barclays Center on December 18, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

The NBA veteran was ejected from the contest and charged with a flagrant foul 2 with 4:22 remaining in the third quarter after clashing with Pacers point guard George Hill.

Hill was racing toward the basket on a fast break when Pierce caught him on the neck with his left arm, sending Hill crashing to the court.

NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said Pierce had been fined "for making excessive and unnecessary contact with George Hill of the Indiana Pacers."

Pierce didn't score a point in the game, just the second time in 1,123 games that the 16-year veteran was held scoreless and the first time since March 1999 when he was an NBA rookie.

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