NEW YORK — Boston Celtics big man Al Horford was fined $25,000 for making “unnecessary and excessive contact” to the lower body of Orlando Magic center Moritz Wagner during Friday’s game, the NBA announced Sunday.
Horford was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected for elbowing Wagner during the third quarter of Boston’s 117-109 loss to Orlando.
At the time of the ejection, Horford had six points and six rebounds. He had returned to the lineup for the NBA-leading Celtics after missing the previous five games.
Wagner finished with 25 points for the Magic, which won its fifth straight game.
The teams meet again Sunday in Boston.
Celtics’ Al Horford fined $25K for elbowing Magic’s Moritz Wagner