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Lakers guard Russell fined $25,000 for verbally abusing official after elimination game

D'Angelo Russell Los Angeles Lakers D'Angelo Russell - The Canadian Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell $25,000 for verbally abusing a game official shortly after the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs by the Denver Nuggets earlier this week.

Joe Dumars, the league's executive vice president and head of basketball operations, announced the fine on Saturday.

The Lakers' season came to an end Monday in a 108-106 loss in Denver, which won the series 4-1. Los Angeles fired coach Darvin Ham on Friday after two seasons.