TORONTO (AP) -Atlanta Hawks guard Anthony Johnson was ejected from Friday's game against the Raptors after elbowing Toronto guard Jose Calderon in the back of the head with 41.3 seconds left in the first half.
Johnson was assessed a flagrant two foul, which comes with an automatic ejection.
Calderon clutched the back of his head after taking the hit but remained in the game and made both technical free throws.
It was the first meeting between the teams since Hawks rookie Al Horford knocked Toronto guard T.J. Ford to the ground in a Dec. 11 game in Atlanta.
Ford was injured when Horford struck him on the head and knocked him down as Ford was trying to score on a breakaway with 1:32 left in the game. Horford, who was ejected for a flagrant foul, said he was trying to block Ford's shot.
Ford was taken off the court on a stretcher and spent the night in Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital.
Ford, who suffered a stinger on the play, was cleared to resume workouts Jan. 9.
Toronto has gone 9-8 since Ford's injury.

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