NBA fines Cuban $25,000 for actions in Denver

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Cuban is in trouble with the NBA again.

The league has fined the Dallas Mavericks owner $25,000 for "improper interactions with Denver players" and his conduct following the Mavericks' 99-97 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday.

The penalty Friday was the 14th the league has announced against Cuban, who has been penalized about $1.5 million over the years and suspended from three games.

Cuban went onto the court at halftime to complain to the Nuggets' J.R. Smith about an elbow he saw the Nuggets player throw. Cuban was then angered at the end after a disputed foul called on Jason Terry led to the go-ahead free throws by Chauncey Billups with 2.2 seconds left.