The NBA did not determine Monday the length of a likely suspension for Lakers forward Metta World Peace, according to a league official familiar with the situation.
The Lakers do not play again until Thursday, lessening the need for an immediate ruling, though a decision Tuesday seems to be a strong possibility.
World Peace was ejected from Sunday's game against Oklahoma City after throwing an elbow at Thunder guard James Harden, who stayed on the court for a few minutes before leaving because of a concussion.
World Peace had just completed a fastbreak dunk against Kevin Durant and was pounding his chest when he elbowed Harden in the second quarter of the Lakers' 114-106 double-overtime victory.
World Peace offered a brief explanation after the game, saying it was "unfortunate" and "unintentional."
Thunder players and Coach Scott Brooks disagreed, with Brooks calling the play "unacceptable."
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