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ALL BETS OFF

Gilbert Arenas was admonished by the NBA for making $10 bets with fans during the Washington Wizards’ loss at Portland on Wednesday.  Arenas made the bets as he bantered with fans throughout the Wizards 100-98 loss.  He was booed during pregame introductions and whenever he touched the ball because he had promised to score 50 points against the Trail Blazers.  After the game, Arenas said he bet a fan $10 that he would make the game-winning basket.  He missed badly – throwing up a shot that fell short of the rim – and finished with only 19 points.  “I owe somebody 10 bucks, “Arenas said.  “I bet a fan if I had a chance I would make the last shot.”  Arenas later elaborated on his nba.com blog, saying that he made $10 bets with two fans during the game and had obtained their e-mail addresses so that he could pay them off.  The NBA since has removed the references to the bets from the blog.

ALLEN BETTER OFF

Seattle SuperSonics guard Ray Allen will miss the rest of the regular season after deciding to undergo surgery for bone spurs in his left ankle. 

INSIDER

Rasheed Wallace received an automatic NBA suspension for the Detroit Pistons’ game at Milwaukee, two days after being called for his 18th technical foul of the season