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Martin, Maggette get same penalty

NEW YORK -- Kenyon Martin and Corey Maggette were suspended
for two games without pay by the NBA on Wednesday, a day after they
were ejected from a Clippers-Nets game for fighting.

The players threw punches in the third quarter of the Nets'
92-75 victory Tuesday night, after New Jersey's Martin committed a hard
foul on Maggette on a drive.

Maggette appeared to shove Martin to the court, and Martin got
up and went after Maggette. Each player threw two punches.

Maggette will serve his suspension during games at Philadelphia on Wednesday and at Toronto on Friday.

Martin will miss the Nets' games at Philadelphia on Friday and against Washington on Jan. 14.

Meanwhile, the Nets on Wednesday waived backup point guard Robert Pack and center Mikki Moore to clear roster space for Eddie Griffin, who was waived by Houston last month and is expected to sign with the Nets this week.

Griffin, a former Seton Hall star and the seventh overall pick
in the 2001 draft, is expected to practice with New Jersey on
Thursday.