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Stern says league erred in giving Spurs early game

Updated: May 10, 2006, 3:32 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHOENIX -- NBA commissioner David Stern acknowledged that it was a mistake to schedule the San Antonio Spurs to open the Western Conference semifinals with an early game Sunday.

"If we had it to do over again, we wouldn't have acceded to the network's request on that one," Stern said on Monday night.

"We could lay it off on the network, but that's our responsibility, and we have the ability to say no. And we should have."

ABC representatives were not available for comment.

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