Stojakovic brushed official against Memphis

Updated: December 25, 2003, 8:30 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Peja Stojakovic of the Sacramento Kings was suspended for one game by the NBA on Wednesday for making improper contact with a game official.

Stojakovic, who scored a career-high 41 points in the Kings' 114-97 victory over Memphis Tuesday night's game, brushed official Bernie Fryer with 1:17 remaining in the second period and received a technical foul.

"I overreacted on that," Stojakovic said. "I apologized to him at halftime."

Stojakovic will miss the Kings' game on Christmas Day against the Dallas Mavericks.

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