NEW YORK (AP) -Washington Wizards reserve forward Darius Songaila has been suspended one game for striking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the face with his hand, and will sit out Friday night's Game 6 of the playoff series.
Songaila hit James in the first period of Washington's 88-87 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday in Game 5.
The suspension was announced Friday by NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Jazz vs. Kings Prediction Will the Kings cover the spread tonight when they host the visiting Jazz at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Wizards vs. Clippers Prediction Are the Wizards a good underdog play for bettors tonight against the Clippers at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Spurs Prediction Will the Warriors upset the Spurs tonight when the two teams clash in San Antonio at 9:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Mavericks vs. Pelicans Prediction Will tonight's Mavericks and Pelicans matchup be a defensive struggle at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Pacers vs. Grizzlies Prediction Is the under a good bet tonight when the Grizzlies host the Pacers at 8:00PM ET?

NBA Team Pages