Grizzlies` Randolph fined $25,000

IANS| Updated: Dec 28, 2013, 14:57 PM IST

Washington: The Memphis Grizzlies centre Zach Randolph received a $25,000 bill from the NBA for publicly criticising referees.

NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn announced the decision Friday, reports a leading agency.

The Grizzlies lost to the Houston Rockets 92-100 Thursday. The Rockets top scorer James Harden made as many as 27 points, 22 of which came from the free-throw line, and Randolph wasn`t happy about it.

The Grizzlies player said that the officials made the game to an eight-against-five after their "horrible refereeing".