The NBA notebook …
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ó The Boston Celtics aren’t sure if center Kendrick Perkins will be able to play in Sunday night’s Game 5 of the NBA finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Perkins strained his left shoulder in Boston’s 97-91 victory Thursday night. He is averaging 4.5 points in the series.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo also aggravated his sprained left ankle, and star forward Paul Pierce rolled his right ankle in Game 4, but the captain stayed in the game. Both are day to day.
LAKERSEL SEGUNDO, Calif. ó A day after the Lakers’ colossal collapse in Game 4 of the NBA finals, coach Phil Jackson canceled practice.
For psychological reasons.
“You know, just in the checking out of how the guys were and how they felt, I just felt it was a good idea,” Jackson explained Friday at the team’s practice facility. “We have two days to work on the things we need to work on.”
MEADVILLE, Pa. ó A Pennsylvania woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her child despite two DNA tests to the contrary has been barred from contacting the basketball great, his family or his representatives.
Judge Gordon Miller on Thursday granted the permanent injunction against Lisa Miceli.
The 35-year-old woman from Meadville says Jordan fathered her 4-year-old son. She was thrown out of the courtroom after speaking out several times during a hearing on the request June 4.
HAWKSATLANTA ó Mike Woodson, in his fourth season, led the team to its first playoff berth in nine years, has signed a two-year extension.
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