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Candace Buckner: C.J. Watson (sore left foot) is out tonight vs #Bucks, joining George Hill on the sideline. Twitter @CandaceDBuckner
Early in the fourth quarter, with 9:18 remaining, Copeland and Heat forward Shawne Williams (Indiana’s 2006 first-round pick) tangled underneath the hoop. Boom. A double-technical was handed out. “He started coming at me crazy,” Copeland recalled. ”I held my own and didn’t say nothing crazy. … I didn’t back down and the refs felt like cleaning up the situation, which I can understand.” A player’s first five technicals cost $2,000 each before the cost increases. “It’s all good,” he said, understanding but disappointed. “It’s a heated game. I wasn’t even trying to there with him, he just turned around and felt some kind of way.” Vigilant Sports
Technical fouls are handed out much more frequently overseas, Copeland said. During his five years abroad, he had stops in Spain, Germany, and Belgium before joining the Knicks in 2012. “Yeah, I had a lot more overseas,” he said with a big smile. “They pick on you overseas because I’m an American. Still, even there, I was cool with most of the refs. I’m really a peaceful guy.” Vigilant Sports
Lavoy Allen smells great. That is the only explanation of this NBA fan making this face after appearing to smell Lavoy Allen. Or something else happened and it just looks like this dude sitting behind the Pacers’ bench smelled Lavoy Allen because of the camera angle. Either way, I bet Lavoy Allen smells great. The Big Lead
KC Johnson: Pacers list Damjan Rudez and CJ Miles as questionable vs. Bulls with upper respiratory infections. Twitter @KCJHoop
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