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Golden State coach Mark Jackson fined $25,000 for comments in attempt to influence officiating

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    Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, right, argues a call against his team with referee Tony Brothers during the first quarter of Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The Associated Press

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    Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, right, consoles guard Stephen Curry as Curry is pulled late in their 107-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The Associated Press

Golden State coach Mark Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for making public comments in an attempt to influence the officiating in the Warriors' playoff series with Denver.

After Golden State's 107-100 loss at Denver on Tuesday night, Jackson repeatedly mentioned Kenneth Faried's foul in the first half, when the Denver forward stuck out his right leg and moved his body while Warriors star Stephen Curry ran through traffic.

"They tried to send hit men at Steph," Jackson said. "There were some dirty plays early."

Golden State took a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 on Thursday night.