Knicks' Balkman suspended 1 game for flagrant foul vs. Lakers
Balkman was assessed the foul for throwing an elbow that hit Vujacic in the jaw in the second quarter of the Lakers' 120-109 win Tuesday. Besides the suspension, Balkman was assessed a flagrant foul, penalty two, NBA executive vice president Stu Jackson said in a press release Wednesday.
Vujacic, a 23-year-old guard from Slovenia, scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers rally past New York and snap a season-high three-game losing streak.
Balkman, a second-year reserve, is averaging 2.9 points and 2.8 rebounds.
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