Paxson fined $15,000 by NBA for verbal abuse

Updated: January 19, 2006, 3:16 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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