08:02 AM ET 12.06 | Commissioner David Stern added some transparency to his hardline stance against San Antonio. [While in New Orleans, Stern] fielded some questions about the $250,000 fine he handed the Spurs for resting Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Danny Green against the Heat a week ago. Stern defended his action and hinted that he might have intervened to prevent the benchings had the Spurs informed him of their intent before sending the players home from Orlando. "The beauty of that is I don't know," Stern said. "It depends. I said it's the totality of the circumstances. I would suggest to you if we had been notified it wouldn't have happened. So maybe from their perspective they did the right thing, but not from mine."