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Originally published January 7, 2010 at 8:48 PM | Page modified January 7, 2010 at 8:48 PM

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Wizards plan fines over players' antics with Gilbert Arenas | NBA

The Washington Wizards plan to fine some players for participating in Gilbert Arenas' on-court antics that made light of his gun troubles, an NBA official said Thursday.

WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards plan to fine some players for participating in Gilbert Arenas' on-court antics that made light of his gun troubles, an NBA official said Thursday.

The official told AP the team is reviewing details from the Tuesday night game at Philadelphia before determining who will be fined and how much.

Before the game, Arenas was surrounded by his teammates when he knelt on the court and pointed his index fingers at them, as if he were firing guns. A photograph shows nearly all the players laughing or smiling.

The official said the fines would be contingent in part on whether Arenas and his teammates planned it ahead of time.

Arenas was suspended indefinitely without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for bringing guns to the Verizon Center and related incidents.

Notes

• Veteran guard Rafer Alston, 33, signed with the Miami Heat for the remainder of the season after clearing waivers.

• Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger, an All-Star last season, expects to play soon after missing the past month because of an injured heel. His return date is uncertain, but he practiced on Wednesday and Thursday with no pain.

• Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was back at practice, one day after banging knees with Golden State's Corey Maggette.

Chris Duhon made the tiebreaking three-pointer with 2:03 left, Danilo Gallinari followed with two more and the host New York Knicks pulled out a 97-93 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.

• Former NBA star Jayson Williams apologized to police for "causing trouble" about 90 minutes after swerving into oncoming traffic and crashing his SUV into a tree, New York prosecutors said at his arraignment on drunken-driving charges.

• Los Angeles Clippers announcer Michael Smith has pleaded not guilty to stealing $735,000 from a golfing buddy in a failed development deal.

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