ATLANTA (AP) -Atlanta forward Marvin Williams was suspended one game without pay for committing a flagrant foul, penalty two in the Hawks' Game 7 playoff loss in Boston.
Williams, who will serve the suspension in his first game next season, knocked Boston's Rajon Rondo to the floor with 9:09 left in the third period of the Celtics' 99-65 victory on Sunday.
Williams, trying to prevent a breakaway basket by Rondo, put an arm across Rondo's chest and knocked the guard to the floor. Rondo lay for a few minutes while Celtics coaches and teammates checked on him.
After reviewing the play, officials threw Williams out of the game.
Williams said he didn't try to hurt Rondo.
``I saw it on TV and it did look pretty bad, so I can't argue that at all,'' Williams said Sunday. ``I just want Rondo to know that I would never try to hurt him.''
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