New York, NY (Sports Network) - Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson
has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for making public comments in an attempt
to influence the officiating in the Western Conference quarterfinals.
After the Warriors' Game 5 loss in Denver, Jackson was vocal about his
feelings regarding the Nuggets' physical play.
Jackson was especially unnerved by the treatment of his star player, Stephen
Curry. Jackson believed Denver forward Kenneth Faried specifically targeted
Curry's ankle on a play when Curry went through the lane.
"Some dirty plays early," Jackson said after the game. "It's playoff
basketball. That's all right. We own it. But make no mistake about it, we went
up 3-1 playing hard, physical, clean basketball -- not trying to hurt
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