Found April 01, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Good luck digging yourself out of this one, David Stern. On the seventh day, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers rested. That was precisely what their absences on Sunday amounted to, and not the injury-related DNPs the Heat claimed they were. Nine games remain in the regular season, making this the time when teams in comfortable playoff position begin to rest their stars for the postseason. James, allegedly nursing a sore right hamstring, and Wade, recovering from a sprained ankle, certainly were not too hurt to tackle their teammates in the hallway after Chris Bosh‘s game-winner. Now Stern has a dilemma of his own making. The Heat’s opponent on Sunday was the Spurs, who infamously sent home Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green rather than play them in Miami in late November. The commissioner fined the Spurs $250,000 for doing “a disservice to the league and our fans,” according to the NBA’s statement, and prompted Celtics coach Doc Rivers to declare he wo...
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