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Bulls' Noah fined $15,000 for tirade

New York, NY ( - Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has been fined $15,000 for verbally abusing officials following his ejection on Monday night, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn has announced.

Noah received his second technical with 7:40 remaining in the third quarter of Chicago's 99-70 loss to the Sacramento Kings. Before exiting the court, he proceeded to use foul language in verbal attacks on all three officials.

The sixth-year pro out of Florida is averaging 11.6 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Bulls this season. He will represent the Eastern Conference in the All-Star game later this month.

02/04 17:39:25 ET