Durant fined $25,000 for gesture

The NBA has fined Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant for making a “menacing gesture” when he pretended to slice his throat after throwing down a big dunk during the Thunder’s 116-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors Thursday night. In the second quarter, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook blocked Stephen Curry’s layup, Durant corralled the ball and went the other way for a soaring dunk. He then made a throat-slashing gesture and crossed his hands in prayer. “Kill ’em and pray for ’em after the game,” Durant said. “It’s nothing against the team I’m playing against,” Durant added. “Come out with a mindset and be friends after the game.” – AP

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