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Cavaliers’ Thompson fined $15,000 for gesture to Nets fan

December 6, 2018

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) pushes in on Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson has been fined $15,000 for making an “inappropriate gesture” to a spectator.

The NBA announced the punishment Thursday.

Thompson’s action came at the end of the Cavaliers’ 99-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday at the Barclays Center. Thompson finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds.

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