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.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail NBA Rookie of the Year Pick An intriguing NBA rookie class features one deemed “superstar” in Ben Simmons. Will he be the runaway winner of the Rookie of the Yearin the 2016-17 NBA Season?
Thumbnail Durant has theraputic Olympics The biggest free agent of the 2016 offseason is ready to join his new team as Kevin Duranthad a successful experience at the 2016 Rio...
Thumbnail GS favored as schedule released The NBA released the 2016-17 schedule earlier this week. Here is a look at the latest odds to win the NBA Finals.
Thumbnail Dallas brings in ex-Warrior to join icon When Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki opted out of his contract on June 21, it felt like a slight roadblock to an inevitable reunion between both sides. Little...
Thumbnail Tim Duncan retires The San Antonio Spurs lost their franchise player on Monday, as Tim Duncan elected to retire after an amazing 19-year...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages

Advertisement