Paul George has received a fine of $35,000 for public criticism of officiating and for using profanity during a live television interview.

"The stripes (were) terrible," George told the team's local TV station, Fox Sports Indiana. "We (had to) go out and just play. The way this game was going and how they (were) calling it, we had to play. ... It's frustrating, but hopefully the league does a better job of looking at s--- like this."

George was visibly frustrated with the referees throughout the game.