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Sherman Douglas of the Boston Celtics was fined $4,000 (£2,500) for his actions after Monday's game between the Celtics and New Jersey in Boston. Douglas was fined for failing to leave the court in a timely fashion and verbally abusing the referees following Boston's 98-96 defeat of New Jersey.

The Sheffield Sharks forward, Roger Huggins, was named Player of the Year at the Budweiser All Star Basketball awards. Jim Brandon won the top coach category.

BUDWEISER LEAGUE TEAM OF THE YEAR: R Huggins (Sheffield Sharks); K Brown (Leopards); S Bucknall (Thames Valley); C Fite (Doncaster); H Harried (Worthing); N Lloyd (Birmingham); M Robinson (Manchester); P Scantlebury (Thames Valley); T Windless (London); R Youngblood (Leopards).

BUDWEISER CHAMPIONSHIP Quarter-final Third leg: London Towers 91 Leopards 73. London Towers win series 2-1.

NBA: Cleveland 90 Miami 79; New Jersey 99 Atlanta 104; Washington 123 Orlando 117; Indiana 103 Philadelphia 91; Milwaukee 106 Boston 97; Denver 106 Minnesota 81; Utah 115 Houston 96.

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