NBA fines Paul George for criticizing refs after opener

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was fined $10,000 by the NBA on Thursday for publicly criticizing the officials.

After Wednesday night’s season-opening loss at Toronto, the two-time All-Star told reporters that Indiana was frustrated by ”a lot of bad calls.”

George may have been frustrated by poor shooting as well. He finished 4 of 17 from the field in a 106-99 loss.

The league office made the announcement just before tip-off of Thursday night’s home opener against Memphis.