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LOS ANGELES -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reiterated his stance that he will keep two ESPN reporters away from his teams home games, saying its his choice to credential them, not the NBAs. Tyler Bertuzzi Red Wings Jersey .My call, he said Tuesday from Staples Center, when asked about who controls media access at his teams games in Dallas. Asked if the league could intervene, he added: They could probably try, but I dont know why they would.Cuban banned the ESPN reporters from entering games with media credentials on Friday and Sunday, saying he was unhappy the network would not have a reporter cover the team full time. On Monday, he told The Associated Press that he is concerned automated game reports could eventually replace human-generated content. ESPN.com uses game recaps from The Associated Press, which said it sends at least one human writer to every NBA game.ESPN writer Tim MacMahon is a Dallas-based reporter who has primarily covered the Mavericks for the network. He is also assigned to several other teams and stories as news warrants. Marc Stein is a national NBA reporter, also based in Dallas. MacMahon covered Tuesdays game in Los Angeles. The reporters cover news, write features and provide analysis for all ESPN platforms.Earlier Tuesday night, MacMahon and Stein issued a statement through the network, thanking colleagues and fans for their support, and adding: The circumstances that led the Mavericks to deny us entry to their home games remain very difficult to understand, given that the NBA has always been one of the most media-friendly leagues in the world. Yet were hopeful that a resolution is near. Until then, nothing about the objective and aggressive manner in which we cover the league and its teams will change.Cuban said Tuesday that he has been in contact with ESPN and NBA commissioner Adam Silver about the issue, but he said he believes in his stance that ESPN should cover all of his teams games. 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Coupled with Jae Crowder returning to the lineup, Boston is healthy again and looking like a team to compete in the Eastern Conference.The Minnesota Timberwolves wont be competing until they find more consistency.Horford and the Celtics travel to Minnesota on Monday night, having won four of their past six games. Horford scored 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals for Boston (7-6) in Saturdays 94-92 victory at Detroit.I felt really good, Horford said. It was just very frustrating these past few weeks, dealing with a lot of different things. Finally I was at the point where I felt good enough to play.Horford was Bostons prize free agent acquisition in the offseason, but he has been limited to four games because of a concussion. Crowder also returned Saturday for Boston after missing seven games with an ankle injury.With the two starters back, the Celtics were at full strength with Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk going back to the bench to boost the second unit.Horford scored with 1.3 seconds left and provided a key block on the other end to preserve the Celtics win over the Pistons.We didnt call a timeout in the last four minutes. They just played, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. I felt like we had a good lineup in there to score and get to the basket, those types of things. Guys made the right reads and right plays.Minnesota (4-8) was also on the road Saturday. But the Memphis Grizzlies stifledd the Timberwolves high-scoring offense in a 93-71 Memphis victory. Jonathan Ericsson Jersey. Minnesota shot just 39.1 percent from the field and were held below 92 points for the first time this season.In the process, the Timberwolves slipped to 15th in the NBA in scoring at 105.0 points per game. Minnesota had 16 turnovers and was outrebounded 46-34.There are three things -- your defense, your rebounding and your turnovers -- that put you in position to win, Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. Two of those three we did not do well enough to win.Andrew Wiggins was held to seven points on 2-of-11 shooting from the field in the loss. Wiggins had sparked the team offensively, averaging 33 points per game in his previous six games.That was a rare night for that kid, Memphis coach David Fizdale said of Wiggins. Hes an animal.Wiggins will draw the defense of Crowder, who gives Boston a taller look after the team had started the 6-foot-4 Smart the previous five games. Horford could match up with Karl-Anthony Towns, who had 17 points and three rebounds on Saturday, or Gorgui Dieng, who finished with nine points and 11 rebounds.Minnesota split four home games last week before traveling to Memphis. Monday will be the Timberwolves sixth game in 10 days.We didnt play with energy, Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio said of Saturdays game. It was like we were the ones who playing back-to-back. ' ' ' 
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