Suffolk County police reported the following arrests from April 7 to April 13:
Matthew Gattuso, 30, of Commack, was arrested April 13 and charged with criminal mischief – intentional property damage. Police said Gattuso intentionally kicked the front passenger corner panel of a 2008 Saturn parked in the Mayfair Shopping Center, causing damage to the vehicle.
Nicole Torres, 20, of Central Islip, was arrested April 8 and charged with criminal possession of marijuana in public. Torres allegedly found in possession of marijuana at 12:40 a.m. in the Howard Johnson hotel, according to police reports.
Waldo Vergara, 49, of Northport, was arrested April 8 and charged with driving while intoxicated – first offense. Police said Vergara was driving westbound on Route 25 in a 2010 Nissan when he was pulled over for speeding. it was quickly determined Vergara had been drinking, according to police reports.
Lauren Hinton, 20, of Commack, was arrested April 7 and charged with petit larceny. Police said Hinton stole dimmers from a residential home.
It’s NBA award time, so here goes:
at a glance
around the NBA: Jazz bowl for the Special Olympics
Utah Jazz forward Josh Howard hosted a charity bowling event in Park City last week to raise money for the Special Olympics. Howard rolled a 159. asked who was the best bowler on the team, Howard singled out assistant coach Scott Layden. “No, no, no,” Layden said. “I had a 157. but the mistake I made was beating coach [Tyrone] Corbin. you should never do that.” Corbin is Layden’s boss, of course.
» Corbin has guided the Jazz to the brink of the playoffs despite an outbreak of late-season injuries to Raja Bell, C.J. Miles, Earl Watson and Howard. “We’ve been undermanned and underexperienced,” Corbin said. “But we’ve done a great job of standing there, fighting, supporting each other. That shows character.” Utah’s playoff hopes could hinge on Tuesday’s game against Phoenix. “It’s an exciting time to be a player,” Corbin said. “These guys should really love the moment.”
» Dallas’ Delonte West was fined $25,000 for sticking his finger in Gordon Hayward’s ear during the Jazz’s 123-121 triple-overtime win last week. Said Bell, “You are the instigator sometimes [and] sometimes you’re not. but when you do just enough to get under somebody’s skin and then you play woe-is-me when they lose their cool, you’ve won. If you can do that, that’s a crafty game you’re playing.”
Most Valuable Player
The winner • LeBron James (Heat)
Runners-up • Kevin Durant (Thunder), Tony Parker (Spurs)
Rationale • Like Michael Jordan, James is his generation’s perennial MVP candidate. Combining the size and strength of Karl Malone with the versatility of Magic Johnson, he has once again produced the NBA’s most unique season: 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game. If James prevails in what will likely be a photo finish with Durant, he’ll become only the eighth player with three MVP awards. he deserves it.
Coach of the Year
The winner • Gregg Popovich (Spurs)
Runners-up • Tom Thibodeau (Bulls), Frank Vogel (Pacers)
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Rationale • Popovich’s decision to rest aging stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili for selected games during the compacted season was wrong, in my opinion. still, it’s difficult to argue with the results. The Spurs were picked as low as fourth in the Southwest Division and played the first half without Ginobili. yet, they look like the West’s best team heading into the playoffs, which should translate into Popovich’s second Coach of the Year award.
Rookie of the Year
The winner • Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers)
Runners-up • Klay Thompson (Warriors), Ricky Rubio (Timberwolves)
Rationale • I rarely consider candidates worthy of an individual award if they miss over 20 percent of the season because of injuries. but Irving is an exception. The No. 1 pick in last summer’s draft has been the league’s dominant rookie, especially after Rubio was sidelined with a midseason knee injury. Irving averages 18.6 points and 5.6 assists on a team that scores only 93 points a game. No contest.
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