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CELTICS: Boston coach Doc Rivers said he's tired of hearing about disgraced referee Tim Donaghy .


Donaghy was released from prison in November after serving most of a 15-month sentence in a gambling scandal. He appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday night.

Rivers said he's "so sick of that guy right now." He said he loves the NBA and hates that "we're giving a guy like that credibility."

LAKERS: Injured forward Luke Walton will fill in for radio color commentator Mychal Thompson when the Lakers play Friday against Minnesota and Saturday at Utah. Thompson will miss those games because of a death in his family.

PACERS: Forward Danny Granger , the team's leading scorer, will miss a minimum of four to six weeks with a torn right plantar fascia, the tissue across the bottom of the foot connecting the heel and toes.

TRAIL BLAZERS: Forward Rudy Fernandez is undergoing a procedure to alleviate nerve pressure that is causing leg pain.

Fernandez was set to have a microdiscectomy Tuesday to relieve pressure on a nerve in his back.

NUGGETS: Forward Kenyon Martin didn't play against Charlotte because of a dislocated left pinkie.

Coach George Karl said he was uncertain if Martin would miss additional games.

WIZARDS: Former owner Abe Pollin was remembered as a civic-minded visionary, passionate sportsman and generous philanthropist at a public memorial service Tuesday.



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