Paul George’s comments after Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals will cost him $25,000, as the League fined the Pacers’ star forward for his critical comments of the game’s officials. In his post-game press conference, George questioned whether there was some “home cooking” that helped Miami earn the victory.
Via the Indianapolis Star:
George was fined $25,000 Tuesday for public criticism of officiating he made after the Pacers’ 102-90 loss in Game 4. The Heat attempted 34 free throws compared to the Pacers’ 17 and following the loss, several players commented on the discrepancy. However, George took it further by blaming the loss on the Heat’s advantage at the free throw line.
However earlier on Tuesday before the league announced George’s fine, Pacers coach Frank Vogel said that he had addressed their postgame comments about officials and told them to attend to more important matters as they face a 3-1 deficit in the series.
“Yeah, I think we’ve got to worry about what we can control,” Vogel said. “We know we’re going to have to play through adversity on the road in the playoffs, and our guys just need to put their focus on what we’re doing.”