Raptors' VanVleet fined $15k for 'obscene gesture' made in celebration

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Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, right, reacts after making a basket during the final minute of a 115-109 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo - image credit)
Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, right, reacts after making a basket during the final minute of a 115-109 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo - image credit)

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet has been fined $15,000 US for making an 'obscene gesture', the NBA announced Friday.

The penalty was handed down after VanVleet's celebration following a shot he made with 23 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of a win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.

VanVleet finished the game with a game-high 32 points helping the Raptors end a three-game losing skid.

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