NBA

Celts' Wilcox, Cavs' Scott fined $25K by league

12/09 3:53 PM

The NBA fined Boston Celtics forward/center Chris Wilcox $25,000 for making an obscene gesture directed toward fans during Friday's loss in Philadelphia, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced Sunday.

The NBA fined Boston Celtics forward/center Chris Wilcox $25,000 for making an obscene gesture directed toward fans during Friday's loss in Philadelphia, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced Sunday.

During a fourth-quarter timeout, Wilcox gave an in-house television camera broadcasting on the video board the middle finger when a "Kiss Cam" segment ended with a shot of him and teammate Jared Sullinger sitting next to each other on the Celtics' bench.

Jackson also announced a fine for Cavaliers coach Byron Scott, who criticized the officiating Friday after his team lost 91-73 to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Cavs attempted just nine free throws to Minnesota's 35, and Scott said the officiating was "that bad." He said: "I mean I understand we're playing in Minnesota, but 35-9, we went to the basket just as much as they did."

Scott was fined $25,000.

Wilcox is playing on a one-year, veteran-minimum contract.

This is the second fine of the season for the Celtics. Kevin Garnett was fined $25,000 for his part in a dust-up with the Brooklyn Nets last month that left Rajon Rondo suspended for two games.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


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