Cavs’ Thomas fined $20k for hit on Wiggins

Isaiah Thomas and the Cavaliers have dropped three straight heading into Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $20,000 by the NBA for striking Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins above the shoulders.

The incident, for which Thomas was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected, occurred with 6:47 remaining in the third quarter during the Cavs’ 127-99 loss to the Timberwolves on Monday, Jan. 8 at Target Center.

“I’ve gotten numerous steals like that, going out like that,” Thomas said afterward. “It just happened I hit him in the throat. I apologized right away because I didn’t mean to do that. I’m just glad he’s all right.

“I was surprised because I went for the ball. But I know anything around the head is really … especially if it looks bad, you’re going to probably be thrown out. I just made sure he was good, made sure he knew I had no intention of trying to hurt him or hit him in the throat.”

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