Center Mark Acres of the Orlando Magic was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol, police said.
Acres was stopped on Interstate 4 by Orlando police about 2:30 a.m., six hours after the Magic hosted the Chicago Bulls. He was booked at 4 a.m. and released at 10:30 a.m, according to Magic spokesman Alex Martins. Acres' first court appearance was scheduled for March 11.
Martins met with reporters late Thursday and apologized on Acres' behalf to the Orlando community.
Dallas trades Donaldson to Knicks for Quinnett
NEW YORK _ James Donaldson, a 12-year veteran center for the Dallas Mavericks, was traded to the New York Knicks on Thursday night in exchange for forward Brian Quinnett.
In the 7-foot-2, 278-pound Donaldson, the Knicks acquired a backup for Patrick Ewing while giving up their No. 3 small forward in the 6-8 Quinnett, who played in only 24 of 52 games this season.
The Mavericks went for youth in Quinnett, who at 25 is nine years younger than Donaldson, who lost his starting job to Herb Williams this season and has clashed with teammates as Dallas fell near the bottom of the Western Conference.
Heat 111, Bucks 109: Glen Rice tapped in a shot with 1.8 seconds left as Miami won in Milwaukee to set a club record for victories in one season. Miami, in its fourth NBA season, won its 25th game, one more than its total for all of last season.