Harrison suspended, fined by Pacers after in-game confrontation

Updated: March 7, 2008, 3:25 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers have suspended center David Harrison for one game for conduct detrimental to the team.

David Harrison

Harrison

The Pacers gave no reason for the suspension, but the announcement Friday comes a day after Harrison was involved in a confrontation late in a 108-97 loss to San Antonio. Harrison was called for a technical as he yelled at an official after being hit in the face by Spurs forward Matt Bonner.

According to The Indianapolis Star, Harrison was told to leave the court by a member of the team. While doing so, he continued to mouth expletives in Bonner's direction.

"I subbed for him and somebody on the bench made a decision to send him to the locker room; it wasn't me," Pacers coach Jim O'Brien said, according to The Star. "You shouldn't get technical fouls if you're David Harrison. I subbed for him, so his night was over."

The Star said it quoted O'Brien before Harrison's locker room meltdown came to light.

The Pacers said Harrison also was fined and would sit out Saturday's game at Cleveland.

Harrison was suspended for five games in January for violating the league's anti-drug program.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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