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Garnett suspended for tonight's game

November 18, 2008|ASSOCIATED PRESS

All-Star forward Kevin Garnett was suspended for one game for hitting Milwaukee's Andrew Bogut in the face near the end of the Boston Celtics' overtime victory over the Bucks on Saturday, the NBA announced Monday.

Garnett will sit out tonight when the Celtics play host to the New York Knicks.

Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal was fined $25,000 for verbally abusing an official and failing to leave the court quickly after being ejected Sunday night against Detroit.

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Desmond Mason will miss about 10 days because a sprained right elbow. Mason, a reserve averaging 8.4 points and 3.9 rebounds, said he hurt the elbow in the third game of the season against Minnesota and it flared up after Friday's game against New York. . . . Stephen Jackson, Golden State's leading scorer, signed a three-year contract extension with the Warriors. Financial terms of the deal, which takes the guard-forward through the 2012-13 season, were not disclosed.

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