NEW YORK – Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet was fined US$15,000 by the NBA on Friday for making an obscene gesture during a game against Philadelphia a day earlier.

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The incident occurred with 23 seconds left in the fourth quarter of the Raptors’ 115-109 victory over the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center.

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VanVleet had hit a key three-point shot shortly before making the gesture as he returned to the Toronto bench area.

He finished the game with a team-high 32 points.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 12, 2021.

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