Celtics' Al Horford fined $25K for elbowing Magic's Moritz Wagner

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.

The Magic upset the Celtics again Sunday with a 95-92 victory. Wagner scored 11 points with six rebounds in the Magic's sixth straight win, while Horford had eight points and six rebounds.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.