Utah’s Joe Ingles fined $15,000 for striking Steven Adams

October 24, 2017

Utah Jazz's Joe Ingles, left, of Australia, and Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins chase a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Minneapolis. AP Photo/Jim Mone)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz swingman Joe Ingles has been fined $15,000 for hitting Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams in the groin.

Ingles appeared to strike the center from the side with his left hand while Adams was guarding Rudy Gobert in the third quarter. The Jazz defeated the Thunder 96-87 on Saturday.

NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the fine Tuesday.

Utah visits the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, and Ingles is listed as probable because of stomach distress. The 6-foot-8 Australian is averaging 14.7 points, tied for the team high. He is shooting 63 percent from the floor, tops in the league among players with at least seven attempts.

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