Rockets Ariza suspended for 1 game

Trevor Ariza says he's been suspended for throwing an elbow in Houston's loss at Toronto Sunday. (AP)

December 15, 2009 2:40:30 PM PST
Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza says he's earned a one-game suspension after he was ejected from Sunday's game in Toronto for throwing a forearm at Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan. [SPORTS BLOG: Read the latest from the Eyewitness Sports team]

Ariza said Monday that he'll have to sit out Tuesday's game against Detroit. NBA spokesman Tim Frank would not immediately confirm the suspension, saying that "no decision has been made."

The 6-foot-8 Ariza is Houston's second-leading scorer, averaging 17 points. He's started the Rockets' first 23 games and leads the team in minutes (38.7 per game).

He went 0-for-9 from the field and scored only one point before he was ejected in the third quarter for swinging his arm at DeRozan following a steal.


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