Charlotte’s Washington, Toronto’s Champagnie Fined $15,000

NEW YORK — The NBA has announced Charlotte Hornets forward PJ Washington and Toronto Raptors forward Justin Champagnie have been fined $15,000 apiece for their roles in an on-court altercation on Tuesday.

On the play before the confrontation, Washington knocked Champagnie to the floor with a hip check.

On the next possession, Champagnie shoved Washington in the back, initiating the altercation.

Washington escalated the matter by shoving Champagnie.

Both were ejected with 1:46 remaining in the first quarter of Toronto’s 125-113 home victory.