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Timberwolves' Kevin Martin was fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture during the team's loss to the Bulls on Saturday. Martin did the "Sam Cassell Dance."

By SI Wire
November 03, 2014

The NBA has fined Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin $15,000 for making an obscene gesture during the Timberwolves’ 106-105 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, the league announced Monday.

After Martin hit a three-pointer with 1:37 left in the game to put the Timberwolves up 102-100, he did the “Sam Cassell dance" while running down the court.

Martin was playing in his second game of the season after missing the season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies due to a sprained ankle.

Martin scored 33 points against the Bulls, including a three-pointer with two seconds left in the game. He added seven rebounds and two assists. Chicago won the game when Jimmy Butler made two free throws after he was fouled by rookie Andrew Wiggins with 0.2 seconds remaining.

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Minnesota (1-2) next takes on the Brooklyn Nets (1-1) on Wednesday at the Barclays Center.

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