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Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson fined $15K for flipping off Nets fans

08 December 2018, 11:14 | Henrietta Morgan

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According to the release, the incident occured at the end of the Cavaliers' 99-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nights on December 3.

The NBA on Thursday announced it has fined Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson $15,000 for flipping off fans during a game earlier this week in Brooklyn. It's not clear what sparked Thompson's gesture or if the fans were heckling him throughout the game.

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Shortly after the buzzer sounded on the 99-97 Cleveland victory, Thompson turned to the Barclays Center crowd and flipped the bird.

Thompson isn't the only player to be slapped with a fine as a result of his interactions with hecklers this season. Warriors forward Kevin Durant was hit with a $25,000 fine last month for telling a fan to "watch the f-ing game and shut the f- up".

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