Belinelli fined for inappropriate gesture

MIAMI -- Chicago Bulls guard Marco Belinelli has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for an inappropriate gesture at the end of Game 7 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Belinelli hit a three-pointer in the waning moments of Game 7 and celebrated by holding his arms below his waist. The play occurred with 4:52 left in the fourth quarter and was greeted by his celebrating teammates on the sideline.

Belinelli had 24 points in Game 7 and averaged 11.7 points a game in the series.