Posted Nov 29, 2012 8:57 PM
MIAMI (AP) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern says the San Antonio Spurs will be hit with "substantial sanctions" for their decision to send four regulars home before their game in Miami on Thursday night.
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green were sent home by San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, who cited a desire to get them rest at the end of a long road trip. The NBA was not happy, and Stern released a statement saying he apologizes "to all NBA fans."
Stern's statement was released shortly before tipoff in Miami. An hour earlier, Popovich said his decision was in the best interest of his team.
|Bad News Bulls |
The Bulls force the turnover and Taj Gibson attacks the rack with the strong one-hand hammer plus the foul.
|Erased by Andersen|
Chris Andersen comes out of nowhere and slaps away Carlos Boozer at the rim.
|James and Jimmy Tangle|
LeBron James and Jimmy Butler receive double technicals after getting into a nasty tangle.
|LeBron's Emphatic Flush|
LeBron James emphatically finishes the alley-oop and screams out loud for the foul call.
|Blocked by Birdman|
Chris Andersen comes over and denies Taj Gibson against the glass.