Click here to Skip to main content

Blazers guard Miller upset about one-game suspension

Posted Dec 8 2010 5:40PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Trail Blazers guard Andre Miller is critical of the suspension that ended a consecutive games-played streak that dated back to 2003.

Miller missed Tuesday's 106-99 victory over the Suns because of the league-imposed one-game suspension for making "excessive and unnecessary contact" with Clippers forward Blake Griffin in a game Sunday.

The suspension snapped Miller's consecutive games streak at 632, the longest among active NBA players. He had not missed a game since Jan. 24, 2003.

Miller told reporters Wednesday the suspension wasn't justified. He says it showed that the league favors younger players and was without consideration for his accomplishment.

photoPlay of the Day - Cory Joseph
Cory Joseph beats the buzzer with a game-winning 3-pointer against the Wizards.
photoNovember 28 - Top 10
The best of the best from Saturday's action on the NBA hardwoods.
photoKings vs. Warriors
Draymond Green tallies his second straight triple-double as Golden State beats Sacramento, 120-101, to improve to 18-0.
photoCurry for Three
Stephen Curry drains the 3-pointer and falls into the Warriors' bench.
photoLakers vs. Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard scores 29 points with seven assists to lead the Blazers past the Lakers, 108-96.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.