28 Oct 2004 09:06:14
Patricia Bender
News from October 27, 2004


News from October 27.

The NBA suspended Brendan Haywood (Was) for 3 games, Antonio Davis (Chi) for
2 games, Eddy Curry (Chi) for 2 games, and Larry Hughes (Was) for 1 games
and fined Kirk Hinrich (Chi) $10,000 for their involvement in the melee
during Monday's Chi-Was game. The suspensions will start with the beginning
of the regular season.

The NBA fined Paul Pierce (Bos) $15,000 for spitting in the direction of the
Cleveland bench during Monday's Bos-Cle game.

Denver released Mitchell Butler and Melvin Sanders.

Anthony Johnson (Ind) suffered a broken right hand and is expected to be out
6 to 8 weeks.

The LA Lakers released Nate Johnson and Ike Nwanko.

New Jersey released Damone Brown and Darius Rice.

New York released Tracy Murray.

Orlando released Corsley Edwards.

Phoenix released Derrick Dial.

Phoenix exercised their 05-06 option for Amare Stoudemire.

San Antonio signed Mike Wilks.

San Antonio released Marque Perry.


Preseason games.
Bos 96, Det 84 at Bos
Jiri Welsch (Bos) had 16 points including 6-8 FG.
Tom Gugliotta (Bos) had 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
Ben Wallace (Det) had 15 points and 7 rebounds.

Cha 93, Atl 84 at Fayetteville, North Carolina
Emeka Okafor (Cha) had 15 points.
Primoz Brezec (Cha) had 14 points.
Antoine Walker (Atl) had 31 points.

Orl 109, Mia 103 at Orl
Steve Francis (Orl) had 22 points and 5 assists.
Cuttino Mobley (Orl) had 19 points including 7-11 FT.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 14 points including 5-7 FG and 13 rebounds.
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) had 24 points and 8 rebounds.
Dwyane Wade (Mia) had 18 points, 8 assists, and 3 blocks.

Ind 91, Chi 71 at Ind
Stephen Jackson (Ind) had 18 points.
Randy Holcomb (Ind) had 12 points including 5-7 FG and 8 rebounds.
Eddy Curry (Chi) had 22 points including 9-12 FG, 8 rebounds, and 5
turnovers.

Mil 76, Min 75 at Min
Erick Strickland (Mil) had 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Maurice Williams (Mil) had 11 points on 5-17 FG and the game winning long
jumper with a second left, 6 assists, and 5 turnovers.
Wally Szczerbiak (Min) had 22 points on 10-16 FG, 7 rebounds, and 5
turnovers.

SA 79, Hou 69 at Laredo, Texas
Tim Duncan (SA) had 15 points and 9 rebounds.
Tony Parker (SA) had 11 points including 4-11 FG, 6 assists, and 5
turnovers.
Tracy McGrady (Hou) had 15 points including 6-23 FG, 8 rebounds, 5 assists,
and 4 steals.
SA shot 22-28 FT and Hou shot 4-9 FT.

Por 97, Tor 95 at Por
Darius Miles (Por) had 23 points and 5 rebounds.
Zach Randolph (Por) had 13 points, 16 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Morris Peterson (Tor) had 25 points including 5-7 3-pointers.
Jalen Rose (Tor) had 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.

GS 82, LAC 78 at GS
Jason Richardson (GS) had 19 points.
Troy Murphy (GS) had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Mikki Moore (LAC) had 14 points and 10 rebounds.


Schedule for Thursday, October 28 (All times Central)
Atlanta @ Cleveland 6:30 pm at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Utah @ New York 6:30 pm
Philadelphia @ New Jersey 6:30 pm
Memphis @ Milwaukee 7:00 pm at Green Bay, Wisconsin
Sacramento @ Dallas 7:30 pm
Washington @ LA Lakers 7:30 pm at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Denver @ Houston 7:30 pm
Phoenix @ LA Clippers 9:30 pm


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29 Oct 2004 06:45:44
Granville Waiters' Ghost
Re: News from October 27, 2004

In article <[email protected] >, [email protected] (Patricia
Bender) wrote:

> The NBA suspended Brendan Haywood (Was) for 3 games, Antonio Davis (Chi) for
> 2 games, Eddy Curry (Chi) for 2 games, and Larry Hughes (Was) for 1 games
> and fined Kirk Hinrich (Chi) $10,000 for their involvement in the melee
> during Monday's Chi-Was game. The suspensions will start with the beginning
> of the regular season.
>
> The NBA fined Paul Pierce (Bos) $15,000 for spitting in the direction of the
> Cleveland bench during Monday's Bos-Cle game.


This is my weekly message to ask why Stu Jackson still has
a job.

Hinrich did absolutely nothing to warrant a fine. He was shoved
from behind into another player (Luol Deng) to start the altercation,
by Hughes, who for some reason got off with a 1 game suspension
and a foul upgraded to a Flagrant-1.

He turned and jawed a bit with Hughes, once he figured out what
was going on. He didn't throw a punch or shove anyone. He was
about the only one.

That's apparently just shy of spitting at an opposing team's
bench. Where's Rodman's sense of outrage and rebellion against
the league when we need it?

Screw it. It was still worth it to see Davis bodyslam Haywood.