Monday, January 21, 2008

Anthony Johnson Suspended for Today's Matinee

Jose Calderon made the most of it but you can't be elbowing people in the back of the head. Honestly.

The NBA press release:
ATLANTA, Jan. 20 (AP) -- Atlanta Hawks starting point guard Anthony Johnson was suspended for Monday's game against Portland without pay for committing a flagrant foul against Toronto's Jose Calderon.

Johnson was assessed the flagrant foul and ejected for hitting Calderon's head with his forearm in the second quarter of the Raptors' 89-78 win Friday. Besides the suspension, Johnson was assessed a flagrant foul, penalty two, NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson said in a press release Sunday.

Calderon clutched the back of his head after taking the hit but remained in the game and made both technical free throws.
Acie Law IV can get into the lane. Tyronn Lue can make spot-up jump shots. Mr. Woodson, please mix those particular skills sensibly with those of your five best players this afternoon. If I see Joe Johnson passing out of a double-team to Acie Law 25 feet from the basket as the shot clock runs down I will be disappointed (though, sadly, not surprised).

Ballhype: hype it up!

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