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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."
The Lakers complete the regular season at Sacramento before beginning the playoffs this weekend at Staples Center against an opponent to be determined.
In other small-forward news for the Lakers, Matt Barnes went to the team training facility Monday for treatment on a sprained right ankle that was called "very tender" by a team spokesman. An update on his condition will be available Tuesday.
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Thunder forward James Harden underwent tests Monday following his concussion in the previous day's game against the Los Angeles Lakers and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.
Harden participated in limited activities on Monday but must go through additional steps under the NBA's concussion policy before he is cleared to play again.
Harden dropped to the ground after taking...
Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden suffered a concussion when he absorbed a vicious elbow to the head from Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace during Sunday's game.
The incident occurred late in the second quarter following a dunk by World Peace, who celebrated by beating his chest and swinging his elbows wildly even though Harden was right on his shoulder.
Two days after suffering a concussion caused by Lakers forward Metta World Peace striking him with an elbow, Oklahoma City guard James Harden sent out a tweet that suggested he's made progress since last being seen lying motionless on the court.
"Im solid," Harden tweeted Tuesday morning. "Feeling good. Appreciate y'all for checking on me!!"
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Thunder reserve James Harden has not yet been cleared to play after suffering a concussion when he took an elbow to the head from the Lakers' Metta World Peace.
Coach Scott Brooks said Harden would not play Tuesday night against Sacramento and was not expected to even be at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Brooks said Harden would be re-evaluated before Oklahoma...
It was the elbow heard around the NBA when Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace decided to throw his elbow into Oklahoma City Thunder's James Harden after a dunk during yesterday's Lakers-Thunder game.
Peace was tossed (flagrant foul two) and could very well be facing a stiff fine and suspension. But according to him, the elbow was unintentional and was just a part...
Peace clocked Harden with a powerful shot to the head that may impact both team’s playoff performances.
Just when he was beginning to play well, just on the eve of the playoffs, METTA WORLD PEACE (yeah, right) goes ballistic after a fastbreak dunk and levels OKC’s JAMES HARDEN with a vicious elbow to the side of the head in Sunday’s Lakers-Thunder match-up at Staples…
With only a few days left before the NBA playoffs begin, the last week of regular season hasn’t been short on excitement. The Lakers faced off at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder. This match up has gotten extremely chippy as of late and today was no exception. Towards the end of the second quarter [...]
As the NBA world, and Los Angeles Lakers await the punishment the league offices will hand down to Metta World Peace after he threw an elbow at Oklahoma City Thunder's James Harden giving him a concussion, Harden will undergo more tests today.
Harden underwent tests yesterday for his concussion and has gone through limited activities on Monday but must still be evaluated before...
Metta World Peace -- formerly known as Ron Artest -- hasn't yet heard from the league office, but oddsmakers are already anticipating that the NBA will come down hard on the eccentric forward. Bovada has set the line on World Peace's suspension for elbowing James Harden at 7 1/2 games. If the over wins out, and Artest is suspended eight games or more, it would mean he would...
Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) is ejected for elbowing James Harden in the head during the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game in LA.
According to David Aldridge, the NBA has handed Metta World Peace a seven game suspension, WITHOUT PAY, for his physical infraction against Oklahoma City Thunder guard, James Harden.
The longer it took for them to make an announcement, the worse I thought it would be.
Seven games is a lengthy punishment. Is it fair? I won’t say, but considering World Peace’s...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have the most talented young roster in the NBA. Their speed, size and ability from the starters all the way down the bench is why they are one of the favorites to take home a title this year.
Of course they have All Stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, but it is other players that make this team truly special. Serge Ibaka and James Harden have been...