Lakers coach Jackson fined for comments

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The fine stems from comments that Jackson made before the Lakers’ practice on
Saturday.

Jackson specifically made comments about how the Mavericks are defending Pau
Gasol.

“You know, I’ve resisted this the whole playoffs, but the NBA used to call a
knee [to the backside],” Jackson said. “That’s what they call it. You couldn’t
lift a knee off the floor to run a guy off the post. And they’re doing it
every time. They’re taking him out of the post so we can’t get a tight post
play.

“We didn’t complain about it against New Orleans. But the Mavs are doing the
same damn thing. And until the league goes back to the rules that they have
about playing post play, Pau’s got to move out and face the basket. So we’re
kind of resigned that they’re not going to go back to what they used to have
as a rule and he’s going to have to go out and face the hoop.”

Dallas can sweep its Western Conference semifinal series with the Lakers on
Sunday afternoon.