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World Peace suspended, Howard out for Lakers
NEW YORK (AP) - Forward Metta World Peace has been suspended for one game because he hit Detroit’s Brandon Knight in the face, and the Los Angeles Lakers also will be without Dwight Howard again when they face the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
Howard missed that game with a sore right shoulder that remains painful. He says he will miss his third straight game.
The former Ron Artest was also suspended seven games in April after an elbow to the head of Oklahoma City’s James Harden. He is notorious for his 86-game suspension in 2004 for his role in the brawl with Pistons fans in Detroit.
World Peace also served a seven-game suspension in 2007 for his no-contest plea on a domestic violence charge.
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