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Pacers' Paul George fined $25K for comments
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MIAMI, FL - May 26: Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers addresses the media after Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 26, 2014. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
May 27, 2014, 5:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA fined Indiana Pacers forward Paul George $25,000 on Tuesday for his public criticism of the officiating in the Eastern Conference finals Game 4 loss to Miami.

Rod Thorn, the league's president of basketball operations, said George made his comments in the postgame news conference following the 102-90 loss to the Heat on Monday night.

Miami was 30 of 34 from the foul line in the game. Indiana was 11 of 17.

George said his team couldn't overcome a "20-point differential" that came through foul calls. He said Miami won the game at the free-throw line.

Miami leads the series 3-1 and can advance to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year with a win in Indiana on Wednesday night.

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