Durant fined for 'menacing gesture' in game against Warriors

Durant fined for 'menacing gesture' in game against Warriors
April 12, 2013, 8:00 pm
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Kevin Durant was fined $25,000 for making a throat-slicing gesture in Thursday's game against the Warriors. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

NEW YORK — 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 victory against the Golden State Warriors.

The play that led to Durant's costly celebration occurred with about 1:45 left in the second quarter of Oklahoma City's 116-97 win at Golden State.

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook blocked Stephen Curry's layup, and Durant corralled the ball and went in for a soaring dunk at the other end of the court. He then made 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."