Charlotte Hornets' P.J. Washington, Toronto Raptors' Justin Champagnie fined $15,000 for altercation

NEW YORK -- The NBA has announced Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington and Toronto Raptors forward Justin Champagnie have been fined $15,000 apiece for their roles in an on-court altercation on Tuesday.

On the play before the confrontation, Washington knocked Champagnie to the floor with a hip check. On the next possession, Champagnie shoved Washington in the back, initiating the altercation.

Washington escalated the matter by shoving Champagnie. Both were ejected with 1 minute, 46 seconds remaining in the first quarter of Toronto's 125-113 home victory.