Jazz forward Derrick Favors has been fined $25,000 for throwing the basketball into the stands during Thursday night's 94-91 loss to Dallas.

NBA vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced the fine Saturday afternoon.

Before Utah's game against Minnesota, Favors said he was surprised by the fine and will appeal.

"Me and my agent, we are going to try to do it Monday," he said.

Favors was ejected with 24.8 seconds left after he was called for his second offensive foul on back-to-back possessions.

He underhanded the basketball across the court, in the general direction of the Dallas bench.

Replays show the ball flew over the head of a ballboy sitting along the baseline. It was caught by an unidentified person sitting next to the last player on the Mavs' bench.

Jazz officials could not determine if the person was a fan or someone associated with the Mavericks.