League fines James for booting bottle

Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle during Wednesday's 109-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, league executive Stu Jackson announced.

The incident occurred with 12.4 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

James did not play in the fourth quarter and finished with a team-high 11 assists in just 31 minutes.

James is averaging 29.6 points per game, second in the NBA to Denver's Carmelo Anthony (29.7). Riding a six-game winning streak, the Cavaliers have the league's best record at 36-11.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report