NBA star Young fined for mouthing off

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Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young has been fined by the NBA for directing inappropriate language towards a game official.

The incident occurred Wednesday night after Young was knocked down while setting a screen on the final play in the Hawks' 118-117 loss at Dallas.

Young, who scored 25 points in the contest, was fined $20,000 ($A26,000) for te indiscretion by the NBA.

"The play that Young disputed was correctly ruled a no-call," the NBA said.

"Under the playing rules, Dallas' Willie Cauley-Stein was entitled to a normal step on a screen from behind, which he took, and which led to incidental and legal contact between Cauley-Stein and Young."