Horford fined $25K for elbowing Magic's Wagner

by Gordon Dixon - Celtics center Al Horford was fined $25,000 for making "unnecessary and excessive contact" to the lower body of Magic center Moritz Wagner during Friday's game.

Celtics' Al Horford fined $25K for elbowing Magic's Moritz Wagner 1:11 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK -- Boston Celtics big man Al Horford was fined $25,000 for making "unnecessary and excessive contact" to the lower body of Orlando Magic center Moritz Wagner during Friday's game, the NBA announced Sunday. Horford was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected for elbowing Wagner during the third quarter of Boston's 117-109 loss to Orlando. At the time of the ejection, Horford had six points and six rebounds. He had returned to the lineup for the NBA-leading Celtics after missing the previous five games. Wagner finished with 25 points for the Magic, which won its fifth straight game. The teams meet again Sunday in Boston.