Cavs' Tristan Thompson avoids suspension, gets $25K fine



MANILA, Philippines – Cleveland center Tristan Thompson will suit up in Game 2 as the league downgraded his flagrant-2 foul to a flagrant-1 and slapped him with a $25,000 fine for getting involved in an altercation in the opener of the 2018 NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

The league said in a statement that Thompson was fined for "failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection and for shoving the basketball in the face of Golden State Warriors forward/center Draymond Green" with 2.6 seconds remaining in overtime of the Warriors’ 124-114 win over the Cavaliers on Thursday at Oracle Arena.

Kiki Van DeWeghe, NBA executive vice president for basketball operations, made the announcement on Friday night, June 1 (Saturday morning, June 2 in Manila).

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson fined $25,000 for Game 1 altercation; foul downgraded to Flagrant 1. ➡️: — NBA TV (@NBATV) June 2, 2018