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Lakers' World Peace suspended for tussle with Pistons' Knight

POSTED: Feb 5, 2013 12:21 PM ET
UPDATED: Feb 5, 2013 3:42 PM ET

Official release


— Metta World Peace of the Los Angeles Lakers has been suspended one game without pay for grabbing Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons around the neck and striking him in the jaw, it was announced Tuesday by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

Metta World Peace Suspensed

The incident occurred with 1:43 remaining in the 2nd period, of the Lakers' 98-97 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, Feb. 3 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

World Peace will serve his suspension tonight when the Lakers visit the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.