Kings' center fined for gesture after ejection

Updated: May 16, 2004, 3:26 PM ET
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Kings center Brad Miller was fined $10,000 Sunday by the NBA for making an obscene gesture toward fans after being ejected in Game 5 against the Timberwolves.

Stu Jackson, the league's senior vice president of basketball operations, announced the fine before Game 6 in the second-round series.

Miller was ejected in the last minute of the third quarter in Minnesota's 86-74 victory over Sacramento on Friday.

Minnesota's Darrick Martin collided with Miller while fighting through a screen and hit him in the midsection. Martin fell face-first to the floor, and an enraged Miller went over and shoved him hard in the back. Referee Steve Javie ejected both.

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