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Pacers F Paul George fined $10,000 for criticizing refs after opener

INDIANAPOLIS -- 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 tipoff of Thursday night's home opener against Memphis.