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                     === Lakers' World Peace suspended ===
 
 New  York, NY  (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace
 was  suspended one  game by the NBA  on Tuesday for an incident with Detroit's
 Brandon Knight on Sunday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
 
 World  Peace grabbed Knight  around the neck and struck him in the jaw late in
 the first half of LA's 98-97 win. World Peace was assessed a flagrant foul.
 
 The  suspension, which  comes  without  pay, will  force  World  Peace out  of
 Tuesday's game against Brooklyn.
 
 World Peace was suspended for seven games late last season after delivering an
 elbow to the head of then-Thunder guard James Harden.
 
 The  former  Ron Artest had  his most infamous moment  at the Palace of Auburn
 Hills  in November 2004  while playing for the Pacers. He went into the stands
 to attack a fan after being struck by a beverage while players scrapped on the
 court.
 
 An 86-game suspension was the result.
 
 In  48  games this  season,  World  Peace is  averaging  13.2  points and  5.7
 rebounds.
 
 
 02/05 12:40:37 ET

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