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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 to Knight's jaw. After the game, Knight told reporters that World Peace definitely gave him a punch.
Though World Peace wasn't ejected Sunday, he'll be forced to sit Tuesday night as the Lakers visit the Brooklyn Nets.
The Lakers will miss him on defense, especially if Coach Mike D'Antoni intends to put Kobe Bryant on point guard Deron Williams. Hiding Steve Nash may be a problem with Brooklyn's Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace and Williams to cover.
World Peace hasn't missed a game all season, playing in all 48 while averaging 13.2 points on 40.6 shooting (including 34.9 from three-point range).
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Metta World Peace and the city of Detroit do not get along. During the second quarter of the Lakers’ 98-97 win over Detroit on Sunday, World Peace and Pistons guard Brandon Knight got tangled up while fighting for position as Pau Gasol went for a shot. As the two continued to grapple following the play, World Peace gave the second-year guard an uppercut, although it wasn’t...
Metta World Peace or the guy formerly known as Ron Artest is as crafty a guy you’ll ever meet, especially when it involves physical and borderline dirty play.
Yesterday during the Lakers win over the Pistons, World Peace and Piston point guard Brandon Knight got tangled up battling for position.
During the little dust-up, Knight used a forearm on World Peace who didn’t like that...
Metta World Peace was called for his first flagrant foul of the season (Flagrant 1) after a tussle with Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. In the video, MWP can clearly be seen sneaking in an unnecessary jab to Knight’s face – which the Pistons’ guard wants reviewed by the league.
According to ESPN:
“The play needs to be reviewed because he definitely threw...
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.
Jose Calderon has his papers in order and is ready to go.
The Pistons announced Monday afternoon that Calderon has gotten his work-permit issues fixed -- as a Spanish citizen, he needed a different set of papers to play for an American team than he had needed to play for Toronto. The team expects Calderon to play tonight against the Knicks.
Calderon was acquired last week as part...
Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight claimed he was punched by Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace during Sunday's game. World Peace was hit with a flagrant foul 1 after getting tangled up with Knight during a game the Lakers won 98-97. But Knight suggested the penalty should be more severe. "The play needs to be reviewed because he definitely threw a punch...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. The Jose Calderon era with the Pistons has had an inauspicious beginning.
It's likely to get better, just not overnight.
The Pistons will also need a healthy Andre Drummond and someone else to come to life offensively for it to translate into more victories.
Drummond said he fell on his tailbone against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday. The injury limited...
Andre Drummond's sore back forced him out of Wednesday's loss to the Nets. The rookie center played just five minutes but managed to block two shots.
The rookie warmed up with his teammates after the half, but didn't return. Pistons beat writer Keith Langlois tweeted that he doesn't believe the back injury will be 'a chronic issue."
Sore back for...
Jose Calderon will be in a Detroit Pistons uniform for the first time Monday night on the road against the New York Knicks.
The newly acquired point guard couldn't make his Pistons debut until issues with his work visa were worked out. The problem was that Calderon is a Spanish citizen who was working on a
Canadian visa, and that wouldn't translate to the U.S.
Newly acquired Detroit Pistons guard Jose Calderon has been cleared to return to the court when the Pistons face the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. Calderon, who played all of his previous seven years in the NBA in Toronto, was dealt to the Pistons in the deal that sent Rudy Gay to the Raptors. The Pistons announced that Calderon would be ready Monday for his Pistons...
Andre Drummond played just eight minutes in the Pistons' loss to the New York Knicks on Monday. And it wasn't because the rookie was getting jerked around by coach Lawrence Frank.
Drummond left the game with a sore back, Pistons beat writer Keith Langlois reported and didn't return. No word on the severity. The ex-UConn Huskie made just 1-of-6 shots and missed both...
Lawrence Frank has told reporters that Jose Calderon will most likely start as soon as he is ready to join the lineup.
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.
Forward Metta World Peace has been suspended for one game because he hit Detroit's Brandon Knight in the face, and the Los Angeles Lakers also will be without Dwight Howard again when they face the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
World Peace grabbed Knight around the neck and struck him in the jaw with the knuckles of his mostly open hand on Sunday with 1:43 left in the first half...