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NBA hits Wizards' Kelly Oubre with 1-game suspension for shoving Kelly Olynyk

NBA hits Wizards' Kelly Oubre with 1-game suspension for shoving Kelly Olynyk

The penalty for Kelly Oubre's Flagrant 2 foul in Game 3 vs. the Boston Celtics will be a one-game suspension from Sunday's Game 4, the league announced Saturday.

"Washington Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been suspended one game without pay for charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact with Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Relations" said the NBA in an official release.

Oubre bowled over Kelly Olynyk at 9:12 of the second quarter of the Wizards' 116-89 win over the Celtics on Thursday night to trim the series deficit to 2-1. 

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Oubre's loss is significant for a second unit that can be hit or miss in the postseason, but especially when coach Scott Brooks wants to throw another body at 5-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas.

"I don't think he should've reacted the way did but I understand why he reacted the way he did," Brooks said after Friday's practice.

On Friday, league sources told CSNmidatlantic.com that a suspension for Oubre was likely and that league officials were contemplating a fine for Olynyk. There hasn't been a fine for Olynyk. 

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The loss could mean more time for Tomas Satoransky or Sheldon McClellan off the bench, or maybe Brooks simply tightens his rotations and relies on his core players to cover the loss.

Oubre lasted five minutes and knocked down an elbow jumper before his explosion on Olynyk, who'd set hard screens on him before the play that led to the ejection. Oubre ran full speed once he got off the floor at Olynyk and slammed into him chest-to-chest in front of the Wizards' bench. 

He also almost steamrolled game official Monty McCutchen in a game that also featured eight technical fouls and the ejections of Brandon Jennings and Terry Rozier.

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Celtics' Isaiah Thomas not yet in the clear with hip injury, will get tests next month

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Celtics' Isaiah Thomas not yet in the clear with hip injury, will get tests next month

Isaiah Thomas was shut down by the Celtics during the Eastern Conference Finals due to an impingement and labral tear in his right hip, an injury that did not require surgery, just rest. In a few weeks the Celtics hope to know more about his timeline to recovery.

Thomas evidently isn't quite in the clear despite three months having passed. According to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, Boston will run more tests on Thomas' hip in early September.

Here is what Stevens said on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, as transcribed by CSN NE:

“He has another follow-up and another scan in the early part of September when he arrives back here out east, and from there we will know an exact timeline," Stevens said. "Obviously, it’s been a lot of appropriate rest, a lot of rehab. There have been some good strides here certainly in the last month or few weeks, but we’re not going to know that until after that early September timeframe... Ultimately, obviously you want to go into every season 110 percent healthy and we’ll find out where we stand with everybody, but more so you want what’s best for him.”

Thomas doesn't need to rush into anything and he has extra incentive to take things slowly. This is the final year of his contract and he's already stated he is gunning for a max deal next summer.

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VIDEO: John Wall put on a show in James Harden's charity basketball game

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VIDEO: John Wall put on a show in James Harden's charity basketball game

John Wall was back on the court this weekend playing in James Harden's charity basketball game down in Houston at Rice University and once again put on a show like he did weeks ago in the Miami Pro League.

This time Wall and Harden were joined by Chris Paul, who is now Harden's teammate on the Rockets. The trio combined to make a highlight video that quickly blew up on social media:

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Here is the full video courtesy of BallisLife.com:

Some of Wall's best highlights are on defense when he's guarding Paul. It's not often you see that in these types of videos.

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