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NBA briefs

March 8, 2001

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NBA suspends Miller

Indianapolis Indiana's Reggie Miller was suspended for one game and fined $10,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for hitting a referee with a wad of chewing gum. In the Pacers' game at New York on Tuesday, Miller received a technical foul midway through the fourth quarter, left the game with 1:58 to go and hurled a wad of gum that struck referee Eddie F. Rush in the back of the head.

Jordan owes taxes

Raleigh, N.C. The taxman is calling Michael Jordan. He is two months delinquent in paying $2,400 in county and municipal taxes on property he owns along a North Carolina golf course, officials say. A spokeswoman for the NBA team owner insists the check is in the mail. The country's tax administrator acknowledges the matter is probably a mix-up.

Miami shelves Jones

Miami Eddie Jones, the leading scorer for the Miami Heat, was placed on the injured list Wednesday with a dislocated shoulder but his coach hopes he can return before the playoffs. The guard had an MRI on Monday night. He will be evaluated again after his left shoulder has been immobilized for seven to 10 days, said Dr. Harlan Selesnick, the team physician. The Heat activated Ricky Davis, who was acquired from Charlotte

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