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Warriors' Robinson Suspended

Wednesday, February 2, 2005; Page D09

Warriors F Clifford Robinson was suspended for five games without pay yesterday for violating the NBA's drug policy.

Robinson's suspension begins with tonight's game against the Kings.

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A 16-year veteran, Robinson has averaged 8.8 points and 2.6 rebounds this season.

BUFORD SIDELINED: Nets G Rodney Buford will be out at least a month after tearing ligaments in his left ankle in Saturday's game against the Jazz.

Buford recently moved into the starting lineup after Richard Jefferson was sidelined with what is expected to be a season-ending wrist injury. The Nets signed F Donnell Harvey to a 10-day contract after putting Jefferson on the injured list.

• CAVS GET HELP: The Cavaliers signed F Jerome Moiso to a 10-day contract. The club has several players nursing injuries -- including LeBron James, who missed two games with a sprained left ankle but played last night.

• OKAFOR OUT: The Bobcats placed Emeka Okafor on the injured list with a sprained left ankle and activated C Jahidi White. Okafor was injured in a loss to the Lakers on Sunday.

• COACHING NEWS: The Kings exercised their one-year option on Rick Adelman, keeping him under contract through next season. . . . The SuperSonics' Nate McMillan will to rejoin his team Sunday following the funeral of his mother this week, but will miss Seattle's home game Saturday against Charlotte.

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