NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle during a game, the NBA said on Thursday.

The incident occurred on Wednesday during the final seconds of the first quarter of Cleveland's 109-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

James, who did not play during the fourth quarter, finished the game with 12 points and 11 assists.

(Writing by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Peter Rutherford)