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|Monday, 02 June 2008 23:36|
Tuesday, June 3
No games scheduled. The NBA finals begin Thursday night in Boston.
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says Tony Allen might not be back from an injury to guard Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant when the NBA finals begin Thursday night. The Celtics guard injured his Achilles' tendon in a post-practice pickup game during the Eastern Conference finals and hasn't played since.
The Orlando Magic signed general manager Otis Smith to a multiyear contract extension. Smith was promoted to full GM in 2006, after sharing the title for a season with Dave Twardzik, who remained assistant general manager. The Magic also extended Twardzik's agreement, the team said Monday.
Alonzo Mourning, whose season ended when he sustained severe knee and leg injuries in a game last December, said Monday that if his body gets healthy, he'd like to come back and play one more season before finally calling it a career. The 38-year-old Mourning averaged 6.0 points and 3.7 rebounds in 25 games this season for the Heat.
``I get the pleasure of seeing him play every night, but they could have went a different way. I'm glad to see the organization stand behind a guy who has been able to give his all for them, for them to step up and actually give him some players and some help, so that he can reach his goals as a basketball player.'' - Boston forward Kevin Garnett on teammate Paul Pierce during the Celtics' day off Monday.