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Paul George fined $25K for criticing officials

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

Said team couldn't overcome a '20-point differential' that came through foul calls

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George said his team couldn't overcome a "20-point differential" that came through foul calls in Game 4 against the Miami Heat. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press )

The NBA fined Indiana Pacers forward Paul George $25,000 US 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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