NEW YORK, April 19 – Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest has been suspended one game without pay for leaving the immediate vicinity of the bench during an altercation, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 8:01 remaining in the second period of the Pacers 104-88 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday, April 17 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Artest will serve his suspension during Tuesday’s game versus Boston at Conseco Fieldhouse.