The NBA announced on Friday that they have fined 76ers guard Ben Simmons $20,000 and given him a flagrant foul for elbowing Raptors guard Kyle Lowry in the groin. 

The dirty shot in the second quarter of Game 3 went unnoticed by the referees but not by the officials who reviewed the tape.  Simmons, according to Lowry, did apologize for the groin shot but it wasn’t enough to avoid being penalized.

The fine isn’t going to make Lowry feel much better about things, but it should help keep Simmons from taking further shots at his junk.  That’s always a good thing.

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