Paxson fined $15,000 by NBA for verbal abuse

NEW YORK -- Chicago Bulls general manager John Paxson was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for verbally abusing referees after a loss to Denver.

Paxson tried to confront the officials after the Nuggets beat the Bulls 97-94 Monday night in Chicago.

The Nuggets attempted 41 foul shots to the Bulls' 12 in the game.