Monday, December 11, 2017
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Sefolosha filing suit vs. police

NEW YORK — Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha thinks about the confrontation with New York police that left him with a broken leg "almost daily" and is filing a civil suit because "they have to be held accountable and be smart about how to interact with people."

Sefolosha isn't fully recovered from the injuries in April that ended his season. He sat out Thursday against the Knicks after playing Tuesday in Atlanta's opener. He said it was good to be back in New York, though he allowed that it was "a little bit different this time."

"Of course it reminds me of that night, but at the same time, I mean it's been six months and I've been thinking about it almost daily," Sefolosha said.

He was back this month when he was acquitted of charges of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest outside a nightclub the night before the Hawks were to play the Nets.

Sefolosha, of Switzerland, said he understands police have a difficult job, but wants to make sure it is done properly.

"I don't think it'd be fair to knock down the police's job or anything like this, but at the same time I think they have to be held accountable and be smart about how to interact with people," Sefolosha said.

No errors in Magic game: A league evaluation of the officiating in Wednesday's Magic-Wizards game concluded that a key replay ruling was correct. The most controversial play of the Magic's 88-87 home loss came in the closing seconds. With Orlando down by one, Tobias Harris tried to bank in a shot. As the ball rolled off the rim, both Orlando's Nik Vucevic and Washington's Bradley Beal touched it. The refereeing crew chief, Jason Phillips, originally said the Wizards had committed goaltending. But a review conducted at league offices in Secaucus, N.J., determined the ball was not in the cylinder, and the call was overturned.

Game highlights: Marc Gasol had 20 points and Mike Conley added 13 points and 10 assists in his return home as the visiting Grizzlies rallied past the Pacers 112-103. … Jeff Teague scored 23 and former Gator Al Horford added 21 as the visiting Hawks beat the Knicks 112-101.

Around the league: The league fined Clippers guard Austin Rivers $25,000 for an incident in which he hit a seat cushion that flew into the stands and hit a fan during Wednesday's game at Sacramento. Rivers, son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, invited the fan who was hit by the seat cushion back to the locker room area after the game along with her family and apologized to them, ESPN reported. "She was very nice about it," Rivers said. "The bottom line was, it was an accident." … The Detroit Free Press reported that former Pistons Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace will have their numbers retired at two separate ceremonies this season. Dates have not been set.

Grizzlies 112, Pacers 103

MEMPHIS (112): T.Allen 4-11 1-2 9, Randolph 3-11 5-6 11, Gasol 7-13 6-7 20, Conley 5-11 2-2 13, Lee 4-9 2-2 10, Je.Green 5-6 0-0 12, Udrih 5-6 2-2 13, Barnes 3-7 1-2 10, Wright 4-4 1-2 9, Ja.Green 1-4 3-4 5. Totals 41-82 23-29 112.

INDIANA (103): George 5-15 6-6 18, J.Hill 2-6 0-0 4, Mahinmi 5-7 1-2 11, G.Hill 6-15 5-6 20, Ellis 3-12 2-3 9, Budinger 2-3 0-0 6, Stuckey 4-6 1-2 9, Turner 4-6 0-2 8, Miles 6-8 2-3 18, L.Allen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-78 17-24 103.

Memphis 29 21 23 39— 112

Indiana 20 29 26 28— 103

3-Point GoalsMemphis 7-16 (Barnes 3-6, Je.Green 2-2, Conley 1-1, Udrih 1-2, T.Allen 0-1, Lee 0-4), Indiana 12-30 (Miles 4-6, G.Hill 3-8, Budinger 2-3, George 2-8, Ellis 1-4, Stuckey 0-1). ReboundsMemphis 49 (Randolph, Gasol 8), Indiana 46 (Mahinmi 9). AssistsMemphis 26 (Conley 10), Indiana 23 (Stuckey, George 5). Total FoulsMemphis 25, Indiana 22. TechnicalsGeorge, G.Hill. A18,165 (18,165).

Hawks 112, Knicks 101

ATLANTA (112): Bazemore 2-6 0-0 5, Millsap 3-11 4-8 11, Horford 9-18 1-2 21, Teague 7-12 9-10 23, Korver 6-8 0-0 15, Splitter 4-6 2-2 10, Holiday 1-2 0-0 2, Schroder 6-11 0-0 13, Patterson 3-5 1-2 9, Scott 1-4 0-0 2, Tavares 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 42-83 18-26 112.

NEW YORK (101): Anthony 10-27 5-5 25, Porzingis 4-10 2-2 10, Lopez 8-11 2-2 18, Calderon 0-5 2-2 2, Vujacic 2-8 0-0 6, O'Quinn 5-9 0-0 10, Galloway 2-4 2-2 8, Williams 3-9 3-4 9, Grant 2-4 1-2 5, Thomas 2-6 2-2 8, Early 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-93 19-21 101.

Atlanta 30 31 23 28— 112

New York 20 25 27 29— 101

3-Point GoalsAtlanta 10-24 (Korver 3-5, Patterson 2-3, Horford 2-5, Bazemore 1-2, Millsap 1-2, Schroder 1-3, Holiday 0-1, Scott 0-1, Teague 0-2), New York 6-29 (Thomas 2-3, Galloway 2-4, Vujacic 2-6, Calderon 0-2, Williams 0-3, Porzingis 0-4, Anthony 0-7). ReboundsAtlanta 49 (Millsap 11), New York 57 (O'Quinn 10). AssistsAtlanta 26 (Teague 8), New York 21 (Grant 7). Total FoulsAtlanta 18, New York 24. TechnicalsNew York Coach Fisher. A19,812 (19,763).

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