FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 24-MARCH 2
"I know how to dial room service and where to get the morning paper. What else is there?"—Recently acquired Nets center Joe Kleine on getting acclimated to New Jersey.
Jazz coach Jerry Sloan gave forward Chris Morris the heave-ho in the fourth quarter of Utah's 110-99 victory over the Knicks on Feb. 25, ordering him to the locker room and getting security guards to escort him there. Moments before, Morris and Sloan had exchanged words after Sloan yanked the reserve forward for indifferent play.
With a 106-100 overtime win against Boston last Friday, the Pistons finished February with a 10-3 record, the fourth consecutive month that they have had at least 10 wins.
Who lit a fire under Elden Campbell? Since moving from power forward to replace the injured Shaquille O'Neal at center, Campbell has averaged 23.6 points and 9.7 rebounds. He scored 34 points in a Feb. 5 victory over Chicago and a career-high 40 in a double-overtime loss to New York on Feb. 23. Campbell was averaging 12.3 points and 7.9 rebounds before the move.