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

The Associated Press
CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 1: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the Toronto Raptors on December 1, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 1: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the Toronto Raptors on December 1, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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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