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NUGGETS: George Karl said Carmelo Anthony crossed a professional line, leading to Denver suspending its star for a game.

Karl said Tuesday night he hadn't seen a player refuse to come out of a game in his two-plus decades as a coach until Anthony did Sunday against the Indiana Pacers.

Anthony wasn't with the Nuggets when they lost 100-95 on the road to Detroit, but the Olympian and All-Star was expected to fly home with the team after the game.

SIGNINGS: According to Yahoo! Sports, San Antonio will sign forward Drew Gooden once he clears waivers today, while Cleveland will sign Joe Smith .

SUNS: After missing the past three games with a sprained right ankle, guard Steve Nash had 20 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals Tuesday night in a 111-99 loss to the Orlando Magic. Nash said before the game the ankle was sore but stronger than it had been.

BUCKS: Guard Michael Redd had surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that he tore nearly six weeks ago.

Redd will begin rehabilitation immediately and should make a full recovery after six months.

BULLS: Forward Luol Deng missed Tuesday's game against Charlotte, three days after suffering a bruised right leg.

CELTICS: Forward Brian Scalabrine is expected to miss about a month due to the effects of concussions that have bothered him since January.

Team spokesman Jeff Twiss confirmed that Scalabrine has been diagnosed with post concussion syndrome.

TIMBERWOLVES: Have a risk-free offer on season tickets for next season: Lose your job and you're off the hook.

The Wolves unveiled a new marketing plan that's keenly aware of the struggling economy and their own dwindling fan base. They're lowering prices on 95 percent of season tickets.[CAPTION]


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