INDIANAPOLIS - The NBA has fined three players for flopping violations during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Miami's Lebron James and Indiana's David West and Lance Stephenson were each fined $5,000 for the violation.
James and West were penalized for the same play. James spun and fell and West tumbled toward the baseline.
Stephenson was fined for exaggerating the contact after a slight elbow from Ray Allen following a Pacers basket.
Flopping is an exaggerated physical reaction to contact from the opposing team, in order to elicit a foul call from officials.
Flopping during the playoffs carries fines starting at $5,000 and increasing to as much as $30,000 for subsequent violations. After five violations, a player could face suspension.
The league adopted the anti-flopping rule at the beginning of the 2012-13 season.