Basket - NBA fines Hawks' Prince and Heat's Johnson over shoving match

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- The NBA fined Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince and Miami Heat forward James Johnson $25,000 each on Friday after they tangled in a game this week. Prince was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected and Johnson whistled for a technical foul and ejected in the incident, which occurred in the fourth quarter of Atlanta's 116-93 loss to the Heat on Wednesday in Miami. NBA executive vice president for basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe said Prince was fined for "forcefully pulling down Heat center Hassan Whiteside" and Johnson for "escalating the situation in retaliation by throwing a forearm into the chest of Prince."