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Indiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley was suspended for Saturday night’s game against Philadelphia for conduct detrimental to the team.  Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said the suspension was unrelated to Tinsley’s recent problems with the law, which include one felony and three misdemeanor charges leveled against him last month after a bar fight in Indianapolis.


He told them “It don’t matter to me.  They think suspending me one game, I’m losing all this money and this and that.  Money ain’t nothing to me for the simple fact I wasn’t born with it.  Just as fast as you get money, you can lose money.  Money’s not going to change my character, money’s not going to change the person I am.”  Rasheed Wallace, who incurred an automatic one game suspension after getting his 16th technical foul of the season in the Piston’s 95-82 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday.


Sacramento said Saturday it will allow Ron Artest to return to the team, five days after his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.  Artest was excused from all team activities Tuesday, one day after being arrested at his home in Sacramento, California.


Seattle guard Luke Ridnour has missed three straight games with a herniated disc in his neck.  The Celtics have used 20 different starting lineups this season after using 18 last year.  Kevin Garnett has led the Timberwolves in rebounding 58 times in 61 games.

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