Jackson Fined for Criticizing Refs

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has fined Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil
Jackson $25,000 for his public criticisms of the referees following Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

The Lakers organization was also fined $25,000 Tuesday, the day after the team's 120-101 loss in Denver that evened the series.

Jackson was angry with the free throw discrepancy - Denver's 49
attempts were 14 more than the Lakers - and accused the Nuggets'
Dahntay Jones of a dirty play for tripping Kobe Bryant. Jackson was also upset by a flurry of fouls called against Luke Walton.

Game 5 is Wednesday in Los Angeles.

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