Hawks’ Johnson Suspended for Flagrant Foul
Posted Jan 20 2008 4:30PM
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.
Johnson, 33, is averaging 6.3 points and 4.9 assists.
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