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NBA: Dillon Brooks of the Houston Rockets was fined $25,000 for reckless contact

<p>The NBA on Thursday levied a $25,000 punishment on Houston Rockets swingman Dillon Brooks for elbowing Indiana Pacers center Daniel Theis in the groin during a home preseason victory on Tuesday.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-232859″ src=”×422.jpg” alt=” ncb raids are being conducted in pune as part of a drug bust operation 200 kg of m” width=”1480″ height=”833″ srcset=”×422.jpg 750w,×432.jpg 768w,×220.jpg 390w,×84.jpg 150w, 980w” sizes=”(max-width: 1480px) 100vw, 1480px” title=”NBA: Dillon Brooks of the Houston Rockets was fined $25,000 for reckless contact 6″></p>
<p>The league said that during the first quarter, while evading an interception, Brooks “recklessly made contact” with Theis with his left hand, causing Germany’s Theis to double over.</p>
<p>With 4:33 remaining in the first round of Houston’s 122-103 victory against the Pacers, Brooks was called for a flagrant foul 2 on the play and was then dismissed.</p>
<p>Last season, Brooks led the NBA in technical fouls. The 27-year-old Canadian, who calls himself “Dillon the Villain” for past transgressions, said that he felt “picked on” by officials after the game because of his notoriety.</p>
<p>LeBron James was dribbling the ball during game three of the NBA playoffs last year when Brooks, then representing the Memphis Grizzlies, delivered a left hand to the Los Angeles Lakers star’s groin. The attack caused James, the four-time NBA MVP, to fall to the floor in pain and earned Brooks an ejection for a flagrant foul 2.</p>
<p>Memphis was defeated by the Lakers in six games, and Brooks—who had previously criticized James for being “old” at 38—was sent from the Grizzlies to Houston in a July trade.</p>

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