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Meyers Leonard suspended one game for fight

(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

The NBA has suspended Portland center Meyers Leonard as well as Philadelphia’s Daniel Orton for their roles in an altercation last night in Portland’s blow-out win in Philly.

Here is the full release from the league office:

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 today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.

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

Video of the altercation you can see here.

 

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He started writing about NBA Basketball for SwishScout.com before being the Sports Reporter Intern for TrailBlazers.com. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers news.

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