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With the Indiana Pacers up by 20 points at the end of the third quarter over the Chicago Bulls, Paul George got frustrated with a foul call and reacted with what looked like it was meant to be a disappointed little kick of the ball into the basket stanchion. Except he missed, kind of badly, and the ball hit a fan in the face.

The kick earned George his first career ejection, and he apologized with a hug to the fan, who did not appear to be hurt. But the NBA is probably going to ask for more from George than that. The season’s first flinging-things-into-the-crowd ejection belonged to Sacramento Kings center Demarcus Cousins, who threw his mouth guard into the stands last week, and the league answered with a $25,000 fine. That mouth guard didn’t hit anyone, but Cousins also didn’t give out hugs to any potentially traumatized fans, so maybe it evens out.

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The Pacers went on to win, 111-94, and George noted that his soccer skills are not as strong as he’d thought they were. True.