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Buddy Hield fined $25,000 for kicking ball into stands after win over Celtics

Kings guard punted ball after Marcus Smart’s buzzer beater fell short Sunday night.

Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield drives to the basket against Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

You can’t really knock Buddy Hield for kicking a ball into the stands after beating the Boston Celtics on Sunday. I mean, the Sacramento Kings have to celebrate after a win like that. Well now Hield is feeling it in his pocket, fined $25,000 for the punt by the NBA on Monday.

Here’s a video of the last play and ensuing boot by Hield: