Cleveland Cavaliers centre Tristan Thompson has been fined $15k (£11,700) for swearing at fans after Monday’s victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
The NBA announced on Thursday it would be fining the player for the middle-finger gesture made towards hecklers at the end of the Cavs’ 99-97 victory at the Barclays Center.
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During the game, Thompson scored 19 points, had 14 rebounds and successfully defended Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie’s three-point attempt to win the game at the buzzer.
Cleveland are 5-19 for the season and sit 13th in the Eastern Conference. They face the Sacramento Kings in the early hours on Friday morning.
Highlights of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ clash with the Brooklyn Nets in Week 8 of the NBA.
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