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April 20, 2010

Brown: Notice who took Monday off?

-- Charlotte Bobcats coach Larry Brown's message to the players Tuesday, as he assembled them for practice:

"Yesterday, Orlando took the day off. That's how [expletive deleted] seriously they're taking us.''

Now, it's certainly Magic coach Stan Van Gundy's call whether his team would benefit more from practice or rest Monday, and there were two days between games. But you can't blame Brown for seeking motivation wherever he can find it.

-- Bravo to Gerald Wallace for finishing third in the balloting for Defensive Player of the Year. Orlando's Dwight Howard appropriately dominated the voting, having finished the season as the NBA's top shot-blocker and rebounder. Atlanta's Josh Smith was second and the Bobcats' Wallace third. Gerald got one first-place vote, 29 seconds (including mine) and 21 thirds.

--Stephen Jackson seemed to be moving around just fine on his left knee (bone bruise), so if there was any doubt he'd play Game 2, that's settled.

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Posted by Observer Sports on April 20, 2010 at 03:08 PM | Permalink