NBA: Jewelry taken from George’s house
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pacers star Paul George had his platinum All-Star ring valued at $15,000 stolen from his home Monday night during Indiana’s 107-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
The Indianapolis police report said there was no forced entry in the burglary, estimating the total value of items taken at nearly $16,000.
Mavericks’ Blair suspended for kick
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks center DeJuan Blair has been suspended for Game 5 of the first-round series against San Antonio for kicking the Spurs’ Tiago Splitter in the head.
Blair and Splitter got tangled up and fell to the court in the fourth quarter of San Antonio’s 93-89 victory in Dallas on Monday night. After the whistle blew, signaling a foul on Blair, he kicked his former teammate with his left foot.
Blair, a Pittsburgh native, said it was unintentional and that he was just reacting to the call.
Blair, who is averaging 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in the postseason, will sit out Wednesday night’s game in San Antonio. The series is tied 2-all.