NBA: No fine, suspension for Harris

Updated: December 16, 2009, 2:35 PM ET
By Marc Stein |

The NBA confirmed Wednesday that there will be no further sanctions against New Jersey Nets guard Devin Harris for his hard foul Tuesday night on Cleveland's Jamario Moon late in the fourth quarter of the Nets' 99-89 defeat.

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David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Nets' Devin Harris was ejected after his flagrant foul on the Cavs' Jamario Moon.

Harris was automatically ejected for the foul after the referees on the floor deemed it a flagrant foul 2. But an additional suspension or fine has been ruled out by league officials.

Moon fell hard to the floor with 3:48 to play after being hit in the head and neck area by Harris on an attempted breakaway layup.

Moon told reporters after the game that the play looked worse than it actually was.

"I don't think it was intentional," Moon said. "He went for the ball and just missed it, I guess."

The foul resulted in players from both teams exchanging some heated words and shoves, but no punches were thrown and no further action will be taken by the league.

"I don't think he intentionally went for his head, but he just caught it," said Cleveland's LeBron James, who wrapped his arms around Harris and tried to pull him away from the pack after the foul. "That's a play we cannot have in this game."

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