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The Daily Sports Herald:
Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers has been suspended by the NBA for one game for grabbing Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons around the neck and striking him lightly in the jaw with the back of his open hand.
The incident occurred with 1:43 remaining in the second period of the Lakers’ 98-97 road win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, February 3.
World Peace will serve his suspension tonight when the Lakers visit the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.
With Metta out of the lineup, expect Devin Ebanks, Antawn Jamison, and Earl Clark to fill in by committee, with Kobe Bryant also playing some occasional minutes at the 3 as well.
This relative non-incident is the type of jostling that often occurs when players fight for rebounding position, but typically warrants no more than a technical foul. It appears however, that Metta still is a marked man in the eyes of the NBA's brass, as such wrestling likely would not have drawn a suspension had some other player ...
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers has been suspended one game for hitting the Pistons' Brandon Knight in the face.
World Peace grabbed Knight around the neck and struck him in the jaw with the knuckles of his mostly open hand. The incident happened Sunday, with 1:43 left in the first half of the Lakers' 98-97 win over the Pistons.
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The NBA on Tuesday gave Lakers forward Metta World Peace a one-game suspension for an altercation with Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons.
With 1:43 left in the second quarter of the Lakers' 98-97 victory Sunday, World Peace and Knight got tangled up while fighting for a rebound.
World Peace was called for a flagrant foul after landing what looked to be a subtle uppercut...
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