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NBA Announces Punishment For Brooklyn Nets GM

The Brooklyn Nets center court logo.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: The Brooklyn Nets logo adorns center court prior to the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Barclays Center on November 25, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Few series' in this year's NBA playoffs have had as much drama as the one between the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers - most of which has come off the court. The series took yet another strange turn on Sunday with the announcement of a punishment for the Nets' general manager, Sean Marks.

In a statement by the NBA on Sunday, the league announced that Marks would be suspended one game and fined $25,000 for entering the Referee Locker Room after last night's game.

Marks will serve the suspension in Game 5 when the 76ers host the Nets in Philadelphia.

The Nets narrowly lost on Saturday afternoon, 112-108, giving the 76ers a 3-1 series edge in Brooklyn's first playoff appearance since 2015. They blew a 63-57 halftime lead, and led by as many as 10 points during the game.

The game was not without added controversy, with controversial fouls and even a third-quarter scrum highlighting the game.

It's unknown which particular incidents on the court may have led to Marks storming the referee lockers.

Brooklyn won Game 1 of the series at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, but followed that up with three straight losses.

The series has been highly contentious on-and-off the court, with both sides digging at each other extensively.