Gerald Wallace of the Brooklyn Nets was fined $5,000 by the National Basketball Association for his second violation of the league’s so-called anti-flopping rule, this one against Most Valuable Player LeBron James.
The Nets won their sixth straight game in their new $1 billion arena in Brooklyn, New York, a 96- 89 overtime victory over the rival New York Knicks in a game that players and coaches said had a playoff atmosphere.
The Boston Celtics handed Butler University’s Brad Stevens his first coaching assignment in the National Basketball Association a week after agreeing to let Doc Rivers leave for the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers opened the 2013 National Basketball Association draft by making Anthony Bennett of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas the first pick, a move that surprised even the UNLV freshman forward.
No one should be happier about the Brooklyn Nets’ pending acquisition of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce than the sales force at the YES Network, where ratings for the basketball team’s telecasts more than doubled last season from the year before.
Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics was suspended for two games by the National Basketball Association for starting a fight that spilled into the stands during a 95-83 home loss two nights ago to the Brooklyn Nets.