The Cavaliers fined Ricky Davis an undisclosed sum for trying to pad his statistics by shooting at the opponent's basket.

Coach Keith Smart initially said that embarrassment was punishment enough for Cleveland's leading scorer. But the team said Tuesday night that Davis has been fined.

Davis was hoping to get one more rebound during a 122-95 win over Utah on Sunday. He was attempting to reach his first career triple-double in the game's final seconds.

Davis purposely missed the shot, hoping to get his 10th rebound off the miss. But NBA rules forbid him from being credited with the shot or the rebound.

* FINLEY'S STATUS: Dallas F Michael Finley will be a game-time decision when the Mavericks play the Spurs today.

Finley strained his left hamstring in the first half of the Mavericks' 114-93 win over the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Finley, who did not play in the second half, is listed as day to day, Mavericks spokesman Gregg Elkin said.

Finley, who averages 19.7 points, missed 13 games last season with a left hamstring injury.

* NETS' MOVES: The Nets activated G Brandon Armstrong and placed G Tamar Slay on the injured lost with tendinitis in his right knee.

Armstrong has averaged 1.6 points in 14 games. He has spent most of his second NBA season on the injured list with a lower back strain. Slay, a rookie from Marshall, is averaging 2.6 points.

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