Tristan Thompson has been fined $25k by the NBA for his role in an altercation towards the end of overtime in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
The league has also downgraded his flagrant 2 foul that got him ejected to a flagrant 1.
The fine was for failing to leave the court in a timely manner and shoving a ball into the face of Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, ESPN reports.
It started when Shaun Livingston took a shot with 2.6 seconds left on the clock with the game out of reach when Thompson fouled him.
"I contested a shot that shouldn't have been taken," Thompson said. "I mean, it's like the unspoken rule in the NBA: If you're up 10 or 11 with about 20 seconds left, you don't take that shot. I make the contest, and next thing I know, I was being kicked out for a good contest that we learn in training camp. I don't know why I got thrown out."
"I say that we don't take the turnover. I don't take the turnover," Livingston told ESPN. "Kevin threw me the ball, and he threw it to me like we were still playing. JR [Smith] was still guarding him, you know. No disrespect. We just play the game. So that's what it was. ... It's the Finals. It's all love. ... It was like a YMCA pickup game in the last 30 seconds."
Frustrations were high in the overtime period for the Cavs, as there were opportunities to put the Warriors away in regulation.
Game 2 is Sunday night on News 5 Cleveland.