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

Advertisement

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Lottery pick to begin pro career as reserve The Lakers stumbled to a 17-65 finish in 2015-16. Yet that doesn’t mean they’re willing to just hand over the keys to the No. 2 overall pick in June’s NBA draft.
Thumbnail Anthony, new faces hope to make run in East Carmelo Anthony announced his retirement from international competition in August after helping the U.S. men’s Olympic squad win gold. But will he ever...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages

Advertisement