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UAPB-Auburn moved to 8 p.m. Monday


AUBURN, Ala. — Monday’s men’s basketball game between Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Auburn has been pushed back one hour at 8 p.m. to accommodate Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast’s broadcast of the game.


The game will be played at Auburn Arena and will be the second half of a SEC doubleheader, following Marshall at South Carolina.


REGIONAL


Grizzlies’ Randolph fined for criticizing refs


NEW YORK — The NBA fined Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph $25,000 for publicly criticizing the officiating following his team’s recent loss to the Houston Rockets.


Randolph told reporters after Memphis’ 100-92 defeat on Thursday that the Rockets — and Houston guard James Harden in particular — were receiving favorable calls from the referees throughout the contest. Harden went to the foul line 25 times during the game, with the Rockets shooting 40 free throws to Memphis’ 20.


Westbrook out until after All-Star break


OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder are about to again face life without Russell Westbrook for an extended period, with the team announcing Friday that the All-Star point guard has undergone a third surgery on his right knee in eight months.


Westbrook had an arthroscopic procedure performed on the knee Friday and is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break.


The three-time All-Star tore the meniscus in the same knee while colliding with Houston guard Patrick Beverly during Game 2 of the Thunder’s Western Conference quarterfinals series with the Rockets back in April. Westbrook was expected to be back in time for the start of training camp, but suffered a setback in October when a loose stitch caused the knee to swell up and require another surgery.


Westbrook only missed the Thunder’s first two