NBA gives Nets' Wallace flopping warning

11/29/2012 4:18 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
The NBA handed Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace a warning for flopping on Thursday, a disciplinary act stemming from a call in the waning seconds of Monday’s overtime win over the Knicks.

With 17 seconds left in overtime and the Nets ahead 96-89, Wallace chased down a streaking Carmelo Anthony just beyond the three-point line, drawing a push that sent “Crash” careening backwards and drawing an offensive foul on Anthony.

It turned out to be the final play of the game, as Brooklyn ran out the clock on the next possession – but it also earned Wallace a reprimand that made him the sixth NBA player to be warned so far this year under the new anti-flopping crackdown.

Of the six, fellow Brooklynite Reggie Evans is so far the only one to be further disciplined, incurring a $5,000 fine last Wednesday for his second flopping offense, an oversell of contact from Lakers forward Metta World Peace during last Tuesday’s loss in Los Angeles.

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