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KINGS: Animal services officers seized a Great Dane from the mansion of Sacramento Kings star Ron Artest, saying the dog was underfed.

Neighbors complained for weeks that the dog - named Socks - appeared to be starving inside a gated area on Artest's $1.85 million estate in rural Loomis, according to a county report.

On Jan. 30, animal services officers visited Artest's home and issued a "pre-seizure" notice, warning him that the female Great Dane would be taken into custody if the animal care didn't improve.

PACERS: Indiana's Jamaal Tinsley, Marquis Daniels and Keith McLeod were involved in a fight with a bar manager after a home loss to Golden State, police said.

No one was immediately arrested or charged after the Tuesday fight at the 8 Seconds Saloon.

The Indianapolis police report said the bar manager might have a fractured jaw and severed earlobe.




Vince Carter made the go-ahead layup with 7.6 seconds remaining and grabbed a critical rebound on Atlanta's final possession, and the New Jersey Nets stopped a four-game losing streak in Atlanta.

Carter led the Nets with 22 points and nine boards. Mikki Moore added 19 points and Jason Kidd had nine assists.

Josh Smith had 20 points to lead the Hawks, who have lost two in a row and three of four.

Marvin Williams added 19 despite hitting just three of 13 shots.

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