MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -Toronto guard Morris Peterson was able to play in the Raptors game on Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves after the NBA downgraded a flagrant foul call against him from a Type II to Type I.
Peterson was ejected with 6:06 remaining in the first half of Toronto's 103-89 victory over Chicago on Sunday after he knocked Kirk Hinrich to the floor while the Bulls guard was trying to complete a fast-break layup.
The call carried with it an automatic one-game suspension. The NBA, though, rescinded it after viewing videotape Monday.
Peterson entered Monday night's game at the start of the second quarter.
``I didn't intentionally try to hit him in the head,'' Peterson said before the game. ``I went for the ball. I'm just glad it got reduced. I think people know I'm not a dirty player.''
Peterson is averaging 9.1 points and 3.3 rebounds.
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