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NBA suspends Blazers' Leonard, Sixers' Orton one game

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Posted Dec 15, 2013 4:28 PM

New York -- Portland center Meyers Leonard and Philadelphia 76ers center Daniel Orton have each been suspended one game without pay after Leonard initiated an altercation by body-slamming Orton to the floor, and Orton retaliated by elbowing Leonard in the mouth. The incident occurred with 7:19 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Trail Blazers' 139-105 win over the 76ers on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Wells Fargo Center.

The penalties were announced Sunday by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

Leonard will serve his suspension Sunday night when the Trail Blazers visit the Detroit Pistons. Orton will serve his suspension on Monday, Dec. 16, when the 76ers visit the Brooklyn Nets.

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