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Wrist injury sidelines Artest

INDIANAPOLIS -- Pacers forward Ron Artest sat out the Pacers' game against Washington on Thursday night because of a sore right wrist.

Artest, one of the NBA's top defensive players, was hurt in a Thanksgiving night victory over Cleveland when LeBron James fouled him hard.

Artest missed the next game, a loss to Atlanta, and aggravated the injury Tuesday night in a loss to Dallas.