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The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club will honor and retire jerseys for Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups during the 2015-16 season. Wallace will be honored during a halftime ceremony on Saturday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. when the Pistons host the Golden State Warriors at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Billups will be honored during a halftime ceremony on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. when Detroit squares off against the Denver Nuggets at The Palace. InsideHoops
“Our franchise has an extraordinary history and it’s important that we recognize the players who not only achieved great things, but also helped define what it means to be a Piston,” said Pistons Owner Tom Gores. “Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace are legends in Detroit and we are excited to honor their success.” InsideHoops
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 22. James helped the Cavaliers to a 2-1 week, which included wins over the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks, behind averages of 25.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists. InsideHoops
Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has been fined $25,000 for making incidental contact with a game official during live action, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. InsideHoops
Dwyane Wade: “The Pacers are a good team. They fight us tooth and nail no matter what. No matter who’s on the court for them, it’s always a tough game. I can’t say it’s a rivalry, but it’s one of our toughest opponents to play against. But when I think of rivals, I think of Miami-Knicks back in the day. That’s a real rivalry, when you beat guys in the playoffs and then they get your number when they’re not supposed to and you get their number and vice versa. Palm Beach Post Blog
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose went through a full practice on Monday in Portland and is expected to return to the lineup when the Bulls face the Trail Blazers Tuesday night at the Moda Center, according to Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report. Rose had missed Chicago's previous two games with a sprained left ankle he suffered against the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 16. Rose was already playing with a protective mask after he suffered a fractured orbital bone during training camp when he caught an errant elbow in the face. Oregonian
The Civilian Complaint Review Board found that two New York City police officers abused authority in the arrest of Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha in April. The board, an independent government agency, reported in a letter to Sefolosha’s attorney Alex Spiro that there was substantiated evidence that JohnPaul Giacona and Richard Caster abused authority. The board also found that Giacona spoke discourteously and threatened the use of force to Sefolosha. A copy of the letter was obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta Journal Constitution
DaJuan Summers of the Westchester Knicks today was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Thursday, Nov.12, through Sunday, Nov. 22. Summers (6-8, 240, Georgetown) averaged 25.3 points on 54.4 shooting (31-for-57), 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals to lead Westchester to a 4-0 start to the season. InsideHoops
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