Miami Heat Fined $25K By NBA For Bench Antics

The NBA has been cracking down on "bench decorum" during these playoffs, and the Miami Heat are the latest team to pay the price. The league has fined the Heat $25,000. 

Miami was dinged for violating rules regarding bench decorum on "multiple occasions". The NBA release says "several players stood for an extended period in Miami's bench area, stood away from the team bench, and were on, encroaching upon, or entering the playing court during live action."

A glaring example can be seen with Kyle Lowry, who had already fouled out of the game, very nearly impacting play from the sideline. 

Given the excitement over their critical 111-103 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden to force a Game 7, the Heat will happily pay the fine. And probably would do it again if they're celebrating a series win after Game 7 in Miami this weekend.