Noah fined $15,000 for punching ball into the stands

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has been fined $15,000 for punching the ball into the stands and striking a photographer, the NBA said Monday.

The incident occurred midway through the third period of the visiting Toronto Raptors' 110-78 victory over the Bulls Saturday at the United Center.

(Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington, editing by Pritha Sarkar)