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Raptors' Johnson suspended for throwing mouthpiece

Official release
Posted Dec 11, 2012 11:05 PM - Updated Dec 11, 2012 11:24 PM

NEW YORK -- Amir Johnson of the Toronto Raptors has been suspended one game without pay for throwing his mouthpiece and hitting a referee, it was announced Tuesday by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 5:01 remaining in the third quarter of Toronto's 92-74 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, Dec. 10, at the Rose Garden.

Johnson will serve his suspension on Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the Raptors host the Brooklyn Nets at Air Canada Centre.

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