Toronto Raptors fine Pascal Siakam after exchange with coach

Oct 26, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) discusses with Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors fined frustrated forward Pascal Siakam $50,000 for a heated argument with coach Nick Nurse after a loss in Cleveland on Sunday night, The Athletic reported Tuesday.

Siakam, 26, reportedly exchanged words with Nurse as they were leaving the court after the 116-105 setback.

The slumping Raptors (17-26) dropped their ninth straight game Monday night at Houston as the Rockets snapped their own 20-game skid with a 117-99 victory.

Siakam is averaging 19.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 34 starts this season.

A first-round pick in 2016, he has averaged 13.6 points, 5.8 boards and 2.6 assists in 310 career games (216 starts).

Siakam was an All-Star in 2019-20 and the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2018-19, the season he helped the Raptors win their first NBA championship.

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