Derrick Rose tosses pen, NBA inks him for $25,000 fine

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Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose (25) attempts a layup as New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Pistons guard and former University of Memphis star Derrick Rose has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for tossing a pen across the court during a game against New Orleans.

The NBA announced the punishment Tuesday, a day after Detroit’s 117-110 overtime defeat at home.

With 37 seconds left and play stopped, Rose sat slumped on a courtside table and flung a pen into the stands. Earlier, his bank shot tied the score at 100 in regulation with 30 seconds left, capping Detroit’s rally from 16 points down with 11 minutes remaining. Rose had two turnovers during the last 90 seconds of overtime.

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