Fred Hoiberg fell on the sword in the aftermath of the Bulls’ puzzling loss to the Denver Nuggets, when he couldn’t find a way to get his hottest player the ball cleanly when the Bulls had a chance to win.
“I put this on me,” Hoiberg said following the Bulls’ 110-107 decision at the Pepsi Center. “I gotta get us a better look at the end of the game.”
Source: Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN