MIAMI (AP) -The NBA suspended Alexander Johnson of the Miami Heat for Friday's game against the Golden State Warriors because of a flagrant foul earlier in the week.
Johnson committed a hard foul Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors' Andrea Bargnani, the 2006 No. 1 overall draft pick. Bargnani was driving the baseline, Johnson leaped in an effort to keep Bargnani from scoring, and the collision sent the Raptors' forward to the ground in a heap.
Bargnani remained down for about three minutes, made the two free throws awarded on the play, and did not return. Bargnani will need some dental work but was not seriously injured. Johnson said afterward the collision was unintentional.
Johnson is averaging 3.7 points in 31 games this season. Missing the one game will cost him about $8,400 in salary.
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