Isaiah Thomas fined $20K for striking Andrew Wiggins above shoulders Monday

IT ejected after swatting Wiggins (1:04)

Andrew Wiggins looks to drive in the lane but Isaiah Thomas whacks him in the throat, leading to a flagrant foul type 2. (1:04)

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas was fined $20,000 for striking Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins above the shoulders, the league announced Wednesday.

Thomas was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected for the incident, which happened with 6:47 remaining in the third quarter of the Cavaliers' 127-99 loss to the Timberwolves on Monday.

Thomsas said after the game that it was inadvertent and that he was going for a steal.

Wiggins accepted the apology and brushed off the contact as unintentional.