NEW YORK (AP) -Denver forward Kenyon Martin was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Saturday, keeping him out of the Nuggets' game at San Antonio.
Martin was assessed a flagrant foul against Melvin Ely, striking him in the head with an elbow in the second period of the Nuggets' 105-99 win Wednesday over New Orleans. Ely has a fractured left eye socket and missed the Hornets' 89-80 loss at Dallas on Friday night.
Martin, who is averaging 9.0 points and 5.9 rebounds, has started 20 of 22 games.
In a written statement released by the team, Martin said he was disappointed to miss the game against the Spurs.
``What happened with Melvin in Wednesday's game was inadvertent. I apologized to him on the court and again after the game. He told me he knew it was an accident,'' Martin said in the statement.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Clippers vs. Jazz Game 6 Pick Will the Utah Jazz finish off their series with the Los Angeles Clippers when the two meet in Game 6 of their...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Bulls Game 6 Pick Can the Boston Celtics win a fourth straight and finish the Chicago Bulls when they meet in Game 6 tonight at...
Thumbnail Wizards vs. Hawks Game 6 Pick Can the Atlanta Hawks force a Game 7 with the Washington Wizards when the two meet tonight in Game 6 at 7:30PM...
Thumbnail Spurs vs. Grizzlies Game 6 Pick Will the San Antonio Spurs go on the road and finish off the Memphis Grizzlies when the two meet in Game 6...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Bucks Game 6 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors close out the Milwaukee Bucks when the two meet in Game 6 of their NBA Playoffs series today at 7PM...

NBA Team Pages