N.Y. tells Marbury: Get lost

The Baltimore Sun

Stephon Marbury was ordered to stay away from the New York Knicks yesterday while the team looks for a solution to the latest controversy surrounding its point guard.

"After meeting with Stephon and his representative this afternoon, we have directed Stephon not to participate in practice or attend games until further notice," Knicks president Donnie Walsh said in a statement. Walsh suspended Marbury for one game without pay and docked him an additional game's salary last week after the Knicks said the point guard refused coach Mike D'Antoni's request to play in a loss to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.

Timberwolves: : Swingman Corey Brewer will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right knee.

Rockets: : Houston has lost Tracy McGrady (soreness in left knee) for at least a week and Brent Barry (leg muscle tear) for two weeks. McGrady's playing time will be limited when he returns.

Rogers: : Rodney Rogers, who won the league's Sixth Man Award in 2000 with Phoenix, was hospitalized at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., after falling off an all-terrain vehicle in rural Vance County north of Raleigh on Saturday.

On the court

Celtics 107, Magic 88:: Paul Pierce scored 17 of his 24 points in the third quarter to lead host Boston (17-2) to its ninth straight win. Rashard Lewis paced Orlando (13-5), which ended a four-game winning streak, with 30 points.

Bobcats 100, Timberwolves 90: : Jason Richardson scored 25 points in another strong performance after knee surgery, and host Charlotte (6-11) beat error-prone Minnesota (4-12).

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