Duncan Hopes Spurs Treated Fairly After Ref's Suspension

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SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs star Tim Duncan today said he hopes he and his teammates "get a fair shake" from officials in the wake of referee Joey Crawford's suspension.

N-B-A commissioner David Stern suspended Crawford for his
conduct toward Duncan during a game Sunday against Dallas.

The suspension will last at least through the N-B-A finals.

Duncan, following practice today, said he didn't do anything to
invoke the reaction that Crawford gave him.

Crawford ejected Duncan after calling a second technical foul on
the Spurs star while the player was laughing on the bench.

Duncan says Crawford looked at him and said -- "'Do you want to
fight? Do you want to fight?"

Crawford was cited for improper conduct and inappropriate
comments made to Duncan during the game.

The N-B-A fined Duncan 25-thousand dollars for verbal abuse of
an official. Crawford said Duncan referred to him with an
expletive.
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The Spurs host Denver tonight.