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LeBron James, David West, Lance Stephenson fined for flopping

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The NBA has continued to enforce its anti-flopping rule.


The NBA has fined LeBron James, David West and Lance Stephenson $5,000 each for violating the league's anti-flopping rules during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Indiana Pacers leveled the 2013 NBA Playoffs series at 2-2 with the Miami Heat in a controversial Game 4 filled with questionable calls. The NBA has promised to review the officiating following Indiana's 99-92 win.

The series has been physical and the margin that separates these two teams is razor thin at the moment, so it's no surprise that players on both sides are trying to create advantages any way they can. Here's a look at the double-flop that caused James and West to be slapped with fines:


And this is the phantom elbow flop that cost Lance Stephenson $5,000:


The NBA will certainly be looking to tighten things up as this series advances to Game 5 on Thursday night. This is now a best-of-three series between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, and Miami has home court advantage. The stakes are incredibly high for both teams, as the winner will face the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals.

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