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  • Markieff and Marcus Morris officially charged with felony aggravated assault

    Ben Rohrbach at Ball Don't Lie57 mins ago

    Almost two weeks after Phoenix police went public with suspicions that twins Markieff and Marcus Morris committed felony aggravated assault, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office officially filed charges against the Suns forwards on Tuesday, according to intrepid ESPN.com reporter Ramona Shelburne.

    The Morris twins stand — rather sizably at 6-foot-10 apiece — accused of punching and kicking a man who reportedly contends he once mentored them during their rise to basketball stardom at Philadelphia's Prep Charter High and the University of Kansas. Three other men, including USC safety and potential NFL draft pick Gerald Bowman, also face charges for the alleged beating outside a youth basketball game.

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  • Once thought lost for the season, Nets' Mirza Teletovic now probable to return

    Ben Rohrbach at Ball Don't Lie2 hrs ago

    After a surprisingly competitive 99-92 loss to the Eastern Conference-leading Hawks in Game 1, the eighth-seeded Brooklyn Nets received news that should provide another boost of confidence, as third-year Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovic could remarkably return when the series recommences Wednesday in Atlanta.

    Originally diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs that were expected to keep him out for the remainder of the season, Teletovic is now listed as probable for Game 2, according to CBSSports.com's Ken Berger.

    The 29-year-old left a 123-84 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 22 complaining of shortness of breath, and the following day the Nets stated their intention of shutting Teletovic down for the final 39 games of the season, as his blood-thinning treatment would prevent him from competing.

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  • The Hawks pulled their Game 1 giveaway T-shirts because they didn't have Jeff Teague's name

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie23 hrs ago

    Most NBA teams offer some sort of giveaway for fans who attend playoff games. Whether T-shirts, "We Don't Bluff" Growl Towels or foam horns, these freebies represent an effort to show appreciation for those who bought tickets to support the team's postseason push by providing them with a cool event-specific piece of memorabilia. They also help present a unified, color-coordinated backdrop for the on-court action and create a unique visual element that makes the home gym look especially cool for nationally televised postseason contests.

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