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Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

Posted on: May 7, 2009 6:18 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2009 6:21 pm

You whack somebody in the head, you get whacked for a game. Pretty simple, right?

At first I thought Rafer Alston's Three Stooges routine on Eddie House might elicit more laughter than punishment from the NBA. After all, it was sort of funny. But Stu Jackson doesn't have much of a sense of humor this time of year. The letter of the law is the letter of the law.

Alston swung and made contact with House's head, and that was enough for the league to park him at home with a one-game suspension to be served Friday night in Game 3 of the Magic-Celtics series.

This is awful news for Orlando, which blew a 28-point lead in Game 1 and got blown out in Game 2. Backup point guard Anthony Johnson was brutal in Game 1, which I witnessed in person. Alston has been no Celtic-killer, either. Advantage Celtics in this one.

Derek Fisher's full-body check on the Rockets' Luis Scola was a much easier call. Fisher looked back to locate Scola, sized him up like a hockey goon at the blue line, and leveled him. Fisher also will serve his one-game suspension Friday night in Game 3, which I will be attending and reporting from my ringside seat. I never miss a cage match.

Category: NBA

Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: May 7, 2009 8:34 pm

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

berger your boring.  Every thing you write agree's with the N.B.A..  Im sorry you got cut by your high school team, but trust me the n.b.a isn't calling anytime soon.  You don't need to suck up to them at every opportunity.  Dan p.  are you 12?  Ever been in a competitive situation.  Im guessing u run from confrontations so ill end this now, you wont ever understand my point.

Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2009 7:32 pm

Comic relief aside, Alston, Fisher judged alike

Hip Hip Horay for Justice.  A bad foul during a basketball play is one thing.  But to hit somebody in the head when the game has stopped is just stupid.  I can't actually imagine why a player would have done that lol.  But I guess he'll learn his lesson now.

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