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Mavs' Marion fined $25,000 for referee criticism


POSTED: Jan 19, 2013 10:12 PM ET

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— Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the officiating.

Marion was quoted after the Mavericks' 117-114 overtime loss to Oklahoma City on Friday as saying that "it's hard to beat anybody when you're playing five on eight."

Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant was given 21 free throws, making all of them, in his career-high, 52-point night.

The penalty was announced Saturday by executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson.

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