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NBA quick hits: Damian Lillard learns his lesson

Published December 1, 2012 3:41 pm

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Lillard learns his lesson after last-second dunk

Portland's Damian Lillard received a lesson in basketball etiquette against Chicago. He dunked with 1.9 seconds left in an easy win instead of letting time expire and was confronted by Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah. "You just can't do that," Gibson told him. Said a remorseful Lillard, "I didn't mean [any] disrespect. Next time I'll know to hold the ball."

Corbin discusses Millsap's minutes

After Paul Millsap watched the fourth quarter of two close games, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin answered questions about his rotation. "It's just a feel [for] what's going on," he said. "Matchups on both ends of the floor. … And it changes from night to night. We always have a plan going into a game, but that can change during the course of a game."

Warriors worse than Spurs for NBA credibility

NBA commissioner David Stern sanctioned San Antonio after coach Gregg Popovich sent four starters home before Thursday's game at Miami. But where was Stern's outrage last season, when Golden State tanked games to stay in the draft lottery? The Warriors lost 18 of their last 20 and did far more to hurt the league's credibility than Popovich did.

Golden State misled fans about Bogut

Speaking of the Warriors, ex-Utah star Andrew Bogut will be sidelined indefinitely because of his bad ankle. He underwent what the team called "clean-out" surgery in April after being acquired in a trade. But Bogut actually had micro-fracture surgery. Management decided to mislead fans rather than face any angry backlash. Well done. Again.

Steve Luhm