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Wizards' Kyle Kuzma fined $15K for flipping off a Detroit fan in OT win over Pistons

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Washington's Kyle Kuzma waved goodbye to Detroit fans Wednesday night after hitting the go-ahead three in the Wizards' 119-116 overtime win over the Pistons. But that wasn't the only hand gesture Kuzma directed toward fans.

In the fourth quarter, Kuzma raised his middle finger at a fan after knocking down another corner three. A nearby spectator captured the courtside encounter on video and shared it on Twitter, writing, "The (expletive) you don’t see on tv!"

The NBA certainly saw and now he's being fined for it.

On Friday, NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell announced that Kuzma was fined $15,000 for "directing an obscene gesture toward a fan" at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

THE GAME: Kuzma's buzzer-beater lifts Wiz over slumping Pistons in OT

Kyle Kuzma was all smiles after knocking down a clutch 3 to beat the Pistons.
Kyle Kuzma was all smiles after knocking down a clutch 3 to beat the Pistons.

Kuzma's one-finger salute happened with 9:34 remaining in the fourth quarter after his corner three put the Wizards up 97-88. The Wizards went on to blow a 13-point lead sending the game into overtime. Kuzma, however, secured the win by hitting a three with 0.6 seconds left in overtime.

Kuzma, a Flint, Michigan native, scored 26 points. Bradley Beal had 25 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 13.

The Wizards will face the Utah Jazz next on Saturday.

Contributing: The Associated Press

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Kyle Kuzma fined $15K for flipping off fan in OT win over Pistons