(5/12/04 - New York) - Criticizing NBA referees has cost Larry Brown $75,000. The Pistons coach was fined today by the league for saying the refs were trying to antagonize Detroit forward Rasheed Wallace, who was limited to just 22 minutes in a Game Three loss to New Jersey because of foul trouble.

The Eastern Conference semifinal series between the two teams is tied 2-2 with Game Five set for Friday at Detroit. The home team has won the first four games in this best-of-seven matchup.