(NEW YORK) — The NBA suspended Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson for one game without pay for throwing his mouthpiece at an official during the Raptors loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night.
Johnson was ejected in the third quarter when he and referee David Jones both were pulling for the ball after a Portland free throw. Jones then ejected Johnson. As Jones walked away Johnson proceeded to throw his mouthpiece in Jones’ direction.
Johnson had to be restrained by teammates as he was taken off the floor.
The 25-year-old Johnson will miss the Raptors game Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets.
Johnson is averaging 7.1 points and 5.4 rebounds a game this season.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News