Rookie guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot had 17 points and nine boards for the 76ers, who dressed only nine players.
Buss, Phil Jackson’s ex-fiancee, had been running the team the last three years, but she was challenged by her two brothers, Jim and Johnny, for control of the family’s 66% share of the franchise following the death of Jerry Buss, the family patriarch. Jerry Buss died four years ago.
The retired podiatrist earned a spot in Guinness World Records and brief celebrity in 1993 after he lobbed in shot after shot for 12 hours.
The center tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is banned under the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Argreement.
“Just play,” said Wall of his approach. “I’ve played through a lot of stuff. I’ll be all right.”
The win was Boston’s third straight, and avenged its buzzer-beater loss in Phoenix earlier this month.
Shepard said he was hanging out at an NBA All-Star Game once in the presence of Tyson, the now retired boxer, when he tried to have a little fun with him.