NBA: Dudley, Jennings fined for altercation

Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley and Washington Wizards guard Brandon Jennings were each fined $35,000 on Thursday by the NBA for their parts in an altercation between the teams, league officials announced.

The incident, which saw Dudley and Jennings each assessed technical fouls and ejected, took place with 10:45 remaining in the second quarter of Washington's 131-127 victory on Tuesday at Phoenix.

Dudley was fined for for escalating the altercation by confronting and making contact with Washington Wizards forward Jason Smith.

Jennings was fined for making menacing gestures on the playing court as part of the incident.

The Wizards are 39-24, third-best in the Eastern Conference, while the Suns, 21-43, rank second-worst in the Western Conference.