Hawks' Wright, Grizzlies' Ffriend suspended one game

Updated: October 13, 2006, 7:21 PM ET
Associated Press

Lorenzen Wright

NEW YORK -- Atlanta Hawks forward Lorenzen Wright and Memphis Grizzlies forward Kimani Ffriend were each suspended Friday for a game after both players threw a punch during a shoving match earlier this week.

Wright and Ffriend were both ejected from Wednesday night's preseason game in the third quarter after they got into a fight under the Grizzlies' basket.

Each player will serve his suspension during the first regular-season game he is available to play. Ffriend, who was waived on Friday by Memphis, will serve the suspension if he returns to the NBA on an active regular-season roster.

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