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Mario Chalmers: My teammates gonna hold it down for me tonight against the bobcats. Can't wait till Tuesday night. It's startin to get personal now Twitter @mchalmers15

The NBA announced Saturday that Heat guard, Mario Chalmers, has been suspended one game for his Flagrant 2 foul on Dirk Nowitzki during Friday’s Miami-Dallas game. Chalmers was ejected during the fourth quarter after he was fighting through a screen and appeared to hit Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki with an inadvertent forearm/elbow to the face. beyondthebuzzer.com

Brian Windhorst: The suspension will cost Mario Chalmers $36,000. He was also fined $15,000 last week for a flagrant on a hit to Blake Griffin Twitter @WindhorstESPN

This time, Chalmers claims he was pushed by Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert into Nowitzki, which exacerbated the contact. "Dalembert had my arm so I had to get my arm free," he said of his swinging motion. "There was nothing intentional about it. I didn't even see Dirk." Chalmers tried to appeal the call before he was ushered from the court by the Heat's director of security. "I just told them, 'Look at the replay and look at Dalembert holding my arm,' " Chalmers said. "That's all I said to them." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Ira Winderman: It's interesting, because amid all the concern about the opt-outs of the Big Three is that Mario is an impending free agent, himself. And, yes, based on how the Heat handled the luxury-tax implications with Mike Miller, it is possible Mario could make himself too expensive, especially when you consider the Heat have already picked up the cheaper 2014-15 option on Norris Cole. It could be argued that Mario currently is outplaying his $4 million Heat salary. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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In the third quarter of the Heat’s win over the Clippers Thursday, Blake Griffin was setting a pick for Chris Paul and Mario Chalmers decided to fight through it — with his forearm up, catching Blake Griffin in the neck. Friday the league announced a $15,000 fine for Chalmers for the play. NBCSports.com

SB Nation asked the Heat star Dwyane Wade about his point guard. On how much Chalmers has grown: He’s big for us. We’re not sitting here as back-to-back champions without the heart, play-making ability, three-point shooting and defense that Mario Chalmers brings to us. He doesn’t get a lot of the credit because he’s not one of the big-name point guards, he doesn’t score a big amounts of points, but he’s huge for our team. The growth in him has been great, both on and off the court. SB Nation

SBN: Toughest player in the league for you to guard? Chalmers: Chris Paul, just because he handles the ball so much, he has a million pick and rolls in a game. SB Nation

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The weight loss was overshadowed during training camp because of Allen's physique gaining all the attention. Chalmers, too, put in the offseason work. He eliminated fried foods and soda from his diet, dining more on salads. "I still have a lemonade here and there, but not as much as I used to," Chalmers said. The rapid shedding caused strength and conditioning coach Bill Foran to jokingly say Chalmers lost "too much, too fast." The positive results are already showing. "It's worked out pretty good, actually," Chalmers said. "I feel a lot faster. It helps me get to different spaces on the court and small cracks easier. [Losing the weight] was more of a conscious thing of winning, helping the team. It wasn't an individual bet but what can I do to help the team get better." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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