Raptors coach Nurse, Hawks guard Bazemore fined by NBA

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              Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse checks the scoreboard as time runs out in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 95-86. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse and Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore were fined by the NBA on Tuesday.

Nurse was fined $15,000 for criticizing the referees after a 95-86 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Nurse was upset about a lack of fouls called against players guarding Kawhi Leonard, who had only four free-throw attempts.

Nurse said the fouls against Leonard have “been going on all year. I do not understand why they are letting everybody play one of the best players in the league so physically.”

Bazemore was fined $10,000 for throwing the ball into the stands. He received a technical foul with 9:09 left in the Hawks’ 144-127 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.