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Turkoglu Out for Season With Fractured Wrist

Wednesday, March 23, 2005; Page D07

Magic G-F Hedo Turkoglu will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his left wrist, the team said after an examination by team doctors yesterday.

Turkoglu was driving to the basket when he got tangled and went down late in Monday's game at Charlotte. Recovery time is estimated to be six to eight weeks.

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• IVERSON FINED: 76ers G Allen Iverson was fined $10,000 by the NBA for a heated exchange with an official after a loss to the Bulls on Saturday.

Iverson, upset about calls, challenged referee Marc Davis after the 94-88 defeat. Iverson had to be restrained by teammates, and a few minutes later was seen heading in the direction of the referees' dressing room before GM Billy King interceded and calmed him down.

"From the history of it, I suspect something will happen to me," Iverson said Monday. "I would not be surprised if they decide I was wrong and should be punished."

• LAETTNER SIDELINED AGAIN: The Heat placed F Christian Laettner on the injured list with a right foot injury and activated C Wang Zhizhi.

Laettner is having his second bout with plantar fasciitis -- an inflammation along the arch of the foot. He spent nine games on the injured list earlier this season with the ailment in his left foot.

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