Pelicans' Griffin Fined By NBA For Criticizing Referees

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New Orleans Pelicans executive David Griffin is being fined by the NBA for remarks he made about league officiating.

On Sunday, the NBA announced it was fining Griffin $50,000 for criticizing referees after Pelicans forward Zion Williamson suffered a broken finger in a game last week.

Griffin said the injury was avoidable if officials would have properly called fouls against those who defended Williamson, describing the year as open-season on the star forward.

Williamson is expected to miss an indefinite amount of time as the Pelicans try to make the playoffs with only four games left.

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