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Lakers' Russell fined $15K by NBA for kicking game ball into stands after victory at Golden State

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell has been fined $15,000 for kicking the ball into the stands following a victory against Golden State, NBA executive vice president Joe Dumars said Monday.

Russell booted a desperate heave by Steph Curry that came up well short after LeBron James' two free throws with 1.2 seconds left capped a frantic finish to the second overtime in a 145-144 Lakers victory at Chase Center on Saturday. Curry's 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left had put Golden State ahead.

James and Curry both had big games with James finishing with 36 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 12 assists and Curry scoring 46 points and hitting a season-high nine 3s.

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