Please select your default edition
Your default site has been set for 7 days

Tristan Thompson fined $15k by NBA for swearing at fans

Thompson scored 19 points and had 14 rebounds in the win

Shona Duthie

Thursday 6 December 2018 17:45, UK

ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 5: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Orlando Magic on November 5, 2018 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
Image: Tristan Thompson joined the Cavaliers in 2011 when he was picked fourth overall in the draft

Cleveland Cavaliers centre Tristan Thompson has been fined $15k (£11,700) for swearing at fans after Monday's victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

The NBA announced on Thursday it would be fining the player for the middle-finger gesture made towards hecklers at the end of the Cavs' 99-97 victory at the Barclays Center.

Live NBA: Philadelphia @ Cleveland

During the game, Thompson scored 19 points, had 14 rebounds and successfully defended Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie's three-point attempt to win the game at the buzzer.

Cleveland are 5-19 for the season and sit 13th in the Eastern Conference. They face the Sacramento Kings in the early hours on Friday morning.

BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 3: Jordan Clarkson #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets on December 3, 2018 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) 1:49
Highlights of the Cleveland Cavaliers' clash with the Brooklyn Nets in Week 8 of the NBA.

Sky Sports is the new home of the NBA in the UK with live coverage throughout the week, including selected live games free to all Sky subscribers via Sky Sports Mix.

And www.skysports.com/nba will be your home for news, reports, video and features throughout the season while you can follow us @SkySportsNBA

Play Super 6

Play Super 6

Predict 6 correct scores for your chance to win £250K.