Monday, June 11
No games scheduled.

Denver guard player J.R. Smith and another man were seriously injured Saturday when the sport utility vehicle Smith was driving collided with a car, ejecting both Smith and his passenger. Smith, 21, was a star player at Lakewood High School and St. Benedict's Prep in New Jersey. He averaged 13.0 points in 63 games for the Nuggets this season.

Cleveland starting guard Larry Hughes hasn't reached double figures since he was hurt in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against Detroit, and was held to two points on 1-of-5 shooting in 23 minutes during the Cavs' 85-76 loss to San Antonio in Game 1 of the NBA finals on Thursday.

San Antonio forward Bruce Bowen's wife, Yardley, gave birth to the couple's second son Saturday, a 6-pound, 11-ounce baby boy named Ozmel. The newest member of the Bowen team - he has a nearly 2-year-old son named Ojani - arrived at 9:19 a.m.

The Spurs are 13-6 in the finals and are 3-0 in finals series, joining Chicago (6-0) as the only two teams never to lose in the finals.

A judge ordered Milwaukee forward Ruben Patterson to pay a $1,000 fine for failing to register as a convicted sex offender after he moved into a new neighborhood. Patterson, 31, is an eight-year pro who averaged 14.7 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Bucks last season. He played at Cincinnati from 1996-98.

``I won't give up. You have to tell me I can't play, tell me I'm really hurting the team.'' - Cleveland guard Larry Hughes, who has been dealing with plantar fasciitis, which causes him pain along the bottom of his left foot, since the Eastern Conference finals.
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