NBA fines Avery Johnson $25,000 for improper conduct

Johnson was ejected from Wednesday's game with 7:47 remaining in the third quarter after being given two technical fouls.

He had argued with official Brent Barnaky over the lack of a foul call after Elton Brand had tried to strip the ball from Nets guard Devin Harris.

However subsequent television replays indicated that Brand had missed the ball.

The Nets lost the game 106-92 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Julian Linden)