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J.R. Smith Ejected For Hit On Jae Crowder

Apr 26, 2015 3:31 PM

J.R. Smith was ejected from Game 4 for hitting Jae Crowder in the head underneath the basket.

Crowder suffered a left knee injury on the play.

Smith will likely receive a suspension for the hit.

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Tags: J.R. Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Playoffs

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NBA Rescinds Technical Foul Against Westbrook

Apr 13, 2015 12:24 PM

The NBA has rescinded the technical foul given to Russell Westbrook on Sunday by Ed Malloy.

Westbrook was set to face a suspension due to receiving his 16th technical foul, but he will now be able to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Westbrook Scores Career-High 54, Will Be Suspended For Next Game After 16th Tech

Apr 12, 2015 11:45 PM

Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 116-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Westbrook also received a technical foul, which means he will be suspended for Monday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"I'm pretty confident that one will be rescinded," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said following the game. "That's not my decision, but I feel confident about it."

Westbrook was handed the technical by referee Ed Malloy after being called for a foul trying to fight through a screen.

Westbrook had a career high 43 shot attempts in the game.

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Tags: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Morris Twins Under Investigation On Alleged Assault

Apr 8, 2015 11:25 AM

Phoenix police say Marcus and Markieff Morris and three others committed felony aggravated assault against a man the 25-year-old twins learned had sent "inappropriate" text messages to their mother.

Police have made no arrests and no charges have been filed. A spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that prosecutors are continuing to review the case submitted by police.

 

The Morris twins have denied assaulting the reported victim, whom they also claim not to know.

The report shows the alleged victim, Erik Hood, told police he had been a mentor to the twins and supported them financially for a time when they were high school students in Philadelphia.

The alleged assault occurred in January at the Nina Mason Pulliam Recreation & Sports Complex near 15th Avenue and Colter Street, where Hood and a woman had been watching a basketball game, records show.

 

During the confrontation, someone punched Hood in the back of the head, and Hood tried to flee.

Police said Kane and another person caught up with Hood outside the door near some picnic tables, where someone held Hood down while others kicked and punched him, records show. Hood says he was attacked by five people, in all.

Investigators reportedly interviewed about two dozen additional witnesses who said they did not see anything or could not identify those involved.

Matthew Casey/Arizona Republic

Tags: Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Carl Landry Suspended One Game For Leaving Bench During Altercation

Apr 6, 2015 6:50 PM

Carl Landry has been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation, the NBA announced.

The incident occurred with 6:10 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Utah Jazz's 101-95 win over the Kings on Sunday.

Landry will serve his suspension on Tuesday, when the Kings host the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Shaun Livingston Suspended One Game For Hit On Nowitzki

Apr 5, 2015 10:57 PM

Shaun Livingston has been suspended one game for hitting Dirk Nowitzki in the groin.

The incident occurred with 1:28 remaining in the third quarter of the Warriors' 123-110 victory over the Mavericks at American Airlines Center.

Nowitzki served the suspension against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

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Tags: Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Suspension

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