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Pacers waive Fowlkes

Indiana Pacers: The Pacers signed veteran forward Michael Curry on Monday as the team continues to adjust its
suspension- and injury-depleted roster.

The 6-foot-6 Curry, who has played in 10 NBA seasons and is the
president of the players' union, started 152 games for Pacers coach
Rick Carlisle during 2001-03 when Carlisle was coaching in Detroit.
He averaged 2.9 points and 1.2 rebounds in 70 games for Toronto
last season, but has not played this year.

Curry, 36, was expected to be in uniform Tuesday when the Pacers
play in Atlanta, the team said.

To make room for Curry, the Pacers waived Tremaine Fowlkes, who appeared in eight games after being signed a few days after the
Nov. 19 brawl between Pacers players and Detroit fans.

Portland Trail Blazers: Trail Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks was fined $7,500 by the NBA on Monday for failing to leave the court in a timely manner after a loss to the Utah Jazz last week.

The Jazz beat the Blazers 92-87 in overtime Friday night after a crucial call went against Portland down the stretch. With 1.3 seconds left in regulation and the game tied at 78, Portland's Zach Randolph ran into Utah's Mehmet Okur as he launched a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Randolph sprinted to the other end of the
floor in disbelief after a foul was called, and Okur made all three free throws.

After a timeout, Portland's Damon Stoudamire received a pass in the corner and sank a 3-pointer as the horn sounded to send the
game to overtime.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Guard Dajuan Wagner was activated before Monday's game in Memphis and rookie swingman Luke Jackson was put on the injured list.

Wagner missed the past five games with an inflamed right arch.
He is averaging 4.4 points and 1.1 assists in eight games this
season. The Cavaliers are hoping he can give their second unit an
offensive spark.

Jackson, the 10th overall selection in the draft, has right knee
tendinitis. He's playing just 4.4 minutes per game.