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Jeff Pendergraph becomes first player fined for flopping in playoffs

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05:14 PM ET 05.05 | After flopping in the second quarter against the Hawks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Indiana Pacers forward Jeff Pendergraph has been fined $5,000 by the league. Pendergraph attempted the move as Josh Smith was backing him down in the post, flopping to the ground without very much contact at all. The NBA has made a serious effort to cut down flopping the past few years, threatening a series of fines and a possible suspension for repeat offenders. Pendergraph becomes the first player to be fined by the NBA in the playoffs for flopping.

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May 5, 2013  06:04 PM ET

Floppers suck. Man up you pansies.

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