CHICAGO — The NBA fined Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic $15,000 on Friday for making an obscene gesture on the playing court Wednesday during the 115-111 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Vucevic was called for a traveling violation with 4:32 remaining in the first quarter and as he turned to run to the other end of the court, he extended a middle finger. He did not receive a technical foul at that moment during the game, but broadcast cameras caught the gesture as he turned away from the referees.

However, Vucevic, who finished with 18 points and seven rebounds, did receive his third technical foul of the season later in the game.