NEW YORK -- The NBA has fined Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant $25,000 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 on Thursday night.
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 a 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."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.